Clinton’s cookies clean up in magazine’s online poll

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.


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