Now that we know who the Presidential contenders will be in November, it’s time to bring out the all-important competition you’ve been waiting for: the Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, or rather, the First Lady Cookie Bake-Off.
This may come as a shock to those of you used to seeing Michelle Obama promoting exercise and healthy eating, not to mention producing home-grown veggies in the White House garden. Really, Michelle, you’re agreeing to do this?
But yes, it’s that special time, the sixth time since 1992, when the First Lady and her rival take on the role of domestic goddess and submit their favorite cookie recipe to Family Circle. The readers will pick their favorite female baker, who will be named Cookie Maker-in-Chief.
So which one do you prefer? Michelle Obama has offered up Mama Kaye’s White and Dark Chocolate Chip, which was created by Malia and Sasha’s godmother. Ann Romney is entering her own recipe for M&M cookies. Ann swears that her grandkids “can’t resist” her famous cookies, but who knows if Family Circle readers will feel the same way?
The New York Daily News reports that both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney sent tweets on Wednesday urging fans to vote for their recipe on Facebook, with both women claiming their cookies are family favorites.
While the votes have not yet been counted, pundits are already weighing in on Twitter.
“I would actually prefer a *presidential* cookie bake-off,” wrote Jamelle Bouie, a fellow at the liberal American Prospect. “A modern man knows how to bake treats.”
And Eric Kleefeld of Talking Points Memo asked: “Can this country please nominate a woman for president soon, so we can be rid of the First Lady bake-off forever?”
It turns out that when Hillary Clinton made her bid for the White House in 2008, first gentleman-candidate Bill Clinton contributed a recipe for oatmeal cookies to the competition. Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, won the contest that year with her oatmeal-butterscotch treats. Family Circle said McCain’s victory was the only time the bake-off has not predicted the general election outcome.
But really, ladies, why are you agreeing to this cookie bake-off?
What do you think?
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