The upcoming presidential election has just gotten a little bit sweeter. Instead of votes for office, votes for a cookie contest are heating up the competition.
First lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are battling it out in this year’s Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, hoping for the votes that will hail them as the beholder of the best cookie recipe.
An annual tradition of Family Circle magazine, this year’s cookie showdown has moved to Facebook, asking fans to cast their vote for favorite cookie recipe.
The first lady has chosen one of her “splurge” recipes for white and dark chocolate chip cookies made with walnuts and white, dark and mint chocolate chips.
“Every evening, Barack, the girls and I sit down for a family dinner with good conversation and healthy food. If we want to splurge, these White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, created by the girls’ godmother, are the perfect special treat,” she writes.
A proponent of healthy eating, her “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” cookbook was released this year.
The first lady has already taken to Twitter today, tweeting, “Check out a favorite Obama family cookie recipe – then cast your vote in @FamilyCircle’s Presidential Cookie Bake-Off”
Ann Romney has chosen an oatmeal M&M’s cookie made with peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&M’s candies.
She wrote: “Mitt and I love spending time with our children and grandchildren. Whenever we get together you can be sure that we’ll mix up a batch of our family favorite M&M’s Cookies. They smell delicious coming out of the oven – our grandkids can’t resist them!”
Romney hasn’t tweeted about the competition but she has been baking, tweeting a photo of her and Mitt “Learning to bake award winning pies at Sweetie-licious in DeWitt, Michigan.”
You can see the recipes on the magazine’s website, as well as recipes from the competition of past years.