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...

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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

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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

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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.