WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) — The sweet teeth have spoken and it’s Hillary Clinton in a landslide.
The Clinton family’s chocolate chip cookie recipe handily defeated a recipe for star-shaped sugar cookies submitted by Melania Trump in the annual Family Circle candidate cookie recipe poll – a tongue-in-cheek presidential survey that happens to have correctly predicted the winner of the presidential election in five of the last six campaigns.
In a Facebook poll, Clinton’s chocolate chip cookies garnered more than 1,600 votes, while Melania Trump’s sugar cookies got 535.
Family Circle started the cookie poll in 1992, after a remark by Clinton, responding to criticism of her decision to be a working mother.
“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life,” she said.
Family Circle then held a cookie poll, soliciting competing recipes from each of the 1992 candidate’s spouses. Clinton’s chocolate chip recipe was submitted that year, as well.