It’s a battle of the potential First Spouses…and it’s all about COOKIES.
The presidential cookie bake-off has occurred for the last six election cycles, where each potential First Lady submits a cookie recipe. Hillary Clinton was a two-time winner in the competition.
This election cycle is no different, with the magazine announcing on Wednesday that both major-party campaigns accepted invitations to participate.
First there is Bill Clinton, who submitted a family favorite — a chocolate chip cookie with old-fashioned oats recipe that Hillary entered in the 1992 and 1996 competition. Bill follows a vegan diet, so it is unclear if he participated in the taste-testing.
Then there is Melania Trump stepped up to the challenge with a recipe for star cookies made with egg yolks and sour cream. What are the chances she invented this recipe…or has ever baked them herself?
Both cookie recipes can be found on FamilyCircle.com, where readers can vote for their favorite. However, votes should be considered carefully: the spouse behind the winning recipe has gone on to live in the White House in five out of the six competitions.
“For the past 24 years, during the high-stakes time of election season, we’ve been serving up a fun opportunity for readers to brush up on their baking skills and vote for one presidential hopeful’s treasured family cookie recipe—simply using the criterion of taste,” said Regina Ragone, Family Circle food director. “These cookies give us a small window into the lives of the potential first families, and we’re excited to hear whether readers prefer the classic Clinton confection or the Trumps’ star-shaped treat.”