Obama Wins Crucial First Lady Cookie Contest

US First Lady Michelle Obama eats a cookies given to her by a child in the State Dining Room to learn how to make holiday ornaments, cards and treats, at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama enjoys the spoils of victory. Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/2010 AFP

Family Circle has announced the results of its First Lady cookie recipe contest, a quaint and charming tradition that has its roots in the 1992 hazing of Hillary Clinton. After more than 9,000 people weighed in, Michelle Obama’s white and dark chocolate chip cookies beat Ann Romney’s M&M cookies by just 287 votes, the smallest margin ever. The magazine notes that the bake-off has correctly predicted the results of four out of five elections (and cheating accusations marred Cindy McCain’s 2008 win). We should probably go through with the election for the sake of formality, but this thing is essentially over.