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.

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2012 WINNER: Michelle Obama's White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mama Kaye's White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep 15 m
Bake 12 m

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Get Perfect Cookies At Home

How to Pick a Cookie Baking Sheet

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

M&M's cookies
Prep 15 m
Bake 18 m

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More Presidential Baking Tips

How to Check Cookies for Doneness

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2008: Bill Clinton's Oatmeal Cookies

Bill Clinton's Oatmeal Cookies

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2008: Cindy McCain's Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies

Cindy McCain's Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies

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2008: Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies

Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies

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Become a Chocolate Chip Expert

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy or Crispy

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Cookies Through The Ages


Laura Bush's Oatmeal Chocolate Chunks
Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Tipper Gore's Gingersnaps
Laura Bush's Texas Cowboy Cookies

Elizabeth Dole's Pecan Rolls
Hillary Clinton's Oatmeal Chocolate Chips

Hillary Clinton's Oatmeal Chocolate Chips
Barbara Bush's Classic Chocolate Chips

Originally published in the June 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.