Wednesday, October 3, 2012


As if the tension between the parties wasn't bad enough, Family Circle magazine has added fuel to the fire with their 2012 First Lady Bakeoff.

Family Circle has hosted the recipe rumble since 1992, and the winning cookie has coincided with the winning candidate 80% of the time.

This year Michelle Obama's White and Dark Chocolate Cookies knocked out Ann Romney's M&M Cookies to take the lead in the cooking category.  Time will tell if the First Lady's winning recipe will be an indicator for President Obama's success in the election, but for now we're sharing the winning recipe for you and your family to enjoy during tonight's Presidential debate.



Michelle Obama's White and Dark Chocolate Cookies

2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 stick of Crisco
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup each white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips (or Andes mint pieces)
2 cups of chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
In a large bowl cream together the butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time and beat after each.
On low speed, beat in flour mixture.
By hand stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Drop a tbsp of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
Cool on rack for 5 minutes.


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