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In 1992, Family Circle Magazine invited wives of presidential candidates to take part in its first-ever cookie cook off. That year, this recipe beat out-then First Lady Barbara Bush’s oat-less chocolatechip cookies. Hillary Clinton’s recipe also won the bake-off in 1996 when it bested Elizabeth Dole’s pecan-roll cookies.
Below is the recipe for Hillary Clinton’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk this President’s Weekend!
- 1 ½ cup of Flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Grease baking sheets, then pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, beating until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by teaspoonful’s onto baking sheets. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Then, transfer cookies onto wire racks to cool completely.