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Presidential Cookie Recipes

Since 1992, when Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush bumped spatulas, our First Lady cookie contest has been a terrific traditionand political pacesetter. All but one winner went on to live in the White House.

By the editors of Family Circle

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Michelle Obama's Mama Kaye?s White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
David Prince
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2012 WINNER: Michelle Obama's White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

In our 2012 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, we said it was your patriotic duty to bake, taste and vote. Did you ever—more than 9,000 readers weighed in. And the winner is...Michelle Obama! Victory was sweet for our current First Lady and her White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, but just 287 votes separated the two women, our smallest margin ever. (In other words, Ann Romney's M&M's Cookies were no flash in the pan.)

Makes: 5 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes per batch

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2012: Ann Romney's M&M's Cookies

Makes: 3 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 325 degrees F for 18 minutes

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2008: Bill Clinton's Oatmeal Cookies
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2008: Cindy McCain's Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies
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2008: Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies
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