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Clinton Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Clinton Cookies, by , is from Atlantic & Arlington Ward Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lois Jansen - Atlantic Ward
Added: Monday, March 31, 2008


1 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 c solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
12-oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat together shortening, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies or done. Cool cookies on sheets for two minutes before placing them on wire rack for further cooling. Yield: 7 1/2 dozen cookies.

Fit for a President
Hilary Rodham Clinton's statement 'I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies,' no doubt led some to believe she never had. In fact, she has said, making oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies was a Christmas Eve tradition in her family. The recipe she submitted to Family Circle magazine was entered in a (Hilary) Clinton- (Barbara) Bush bake-off that the magazine sponsored during the 1992 Presidential campaign. Three weeks before the election, Family Circle announced that its readers had chosen Clinton with 55.2 percent of the vote.




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