Family Circle 2016 Presidential Cookie Poll

The people have spoken! Thousands cast a vote on Facebook for the cookie they preferred in hopes of a sweet victory.

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And the 2016 Winning Cookie Is...


2016 Winner: Clinton Family's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Scroll through the slideshow to see both candidates' recipes.

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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.

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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.