October 2, 2012 at 8:30 am
In our 2012 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, we said it was your patriotic duty to bake, taste and vote. Did you ever—more than 9,000 readers weighed in. Victory was sweet for our current First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, but just 287 votes separated the two women, our smallest margin ever. (In other words, Ann Romney’s M&M’s Cookies were no flash in the pan.) For the complete backstory, go here.
The Final Votes
Michelle Obama’s Cookies: 51.5%; 4,844 votes
Ann Romney’s Cookies: 48.5%; 4,557 votes
Will history repeat itself? Our bake-off has been a bellwether in four out of five elections, with the winner becoming First Lady. Don’t forget to vote November 6!