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Family Circle 2016 Presidential Cookie Poll

  • And the 2016 Winning Cookie Is...

    2016 Winner: Clinton Family's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

    Scroll through the slideshow to see both candidates' recipes.

  • Melania Trump’s Star Cookies

    Makes 4 dozen cookies 
    Prep 15 minutes 
    Bake at 350° for 10 minutes per batch

    2          cups all-purpose flour

    ½         tsp baking soda

     6          tbsp unsalted butter, softened

    1          cup confectioners’ sugar

    2          egg yolks

    1          egg white

    2          tbsp sour cream

    • Combine flour and baking soda. Set aside.

    • Beat butter and sugar until blended. Add egg yolks, egg white and sour cream. Beat until smooth.

    • Beat in flour mixture until dough just comes together. Form into 2 disks, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

    • Heat oven to 350°. Roll out one disk on liberally floured wax paper with a floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 21/2-inch star cutter, cut out star shapes and place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with second disk. Gather up scraps, form into a disk and refrigerate.

    • Bake 10 minutes per batch, until lightly golden. Slide cookies onto a cooling rack and cool.

    • Re-roll scraps, cut out additional stars and bake.

  • Clinton Family’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies 
    Prep 15 minutes 
    Bake at 350° for 12 minutes

    1 1/2    cups unsifted all-purpose flour

    1          tsp salt

    1          tsp baking soda

    1          cup solid vegetable shortening

    1          cup firmly packed light brown sugar

    1/2       cup granulated sugar

    1          tsp vanilla extract

    2          eggs

    2          cups old-fashioned rolled oats

    1          pkg (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips

    • Heat oven to 350°. Grease 2 large baking sheets. 

    • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. 

    • Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. 

    • Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool cookies on sheets on a wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.