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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Presidential Cookies

Last night was the Republican National Convention and we watched it. We also watched the Democratic National Convention last week. We'd like to be able to make an informed decision when election time comes in November. After all, the right to vote is a great gift we all have as citizens of the United States of America.


I always find that I listen better and pay better attention when I am busy doing something, so I made some more yo-yo's for my yo-yo quilt, and I made these cookies:
They are Peanut Butter Blossoms. I got the recipe from the bag of Hershey's kisses (but you can click on the link for the recipe on Hershey's site). I love the chocolate & peanut butter combo...it's one of my favorites!


I know that every presidential election, they do a bake off of cookies from the potential first ladies...does anyone know where I can find those recipes?

**EDIT: I did some searching on the Internet and found the recipes for Cindy McCain's Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies, Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies, and Bill Clinton's Oatmeal Cookies by clicking here. At the time they posted the recipes, and held the vote, Hillary was still in the running, so they included her 'First Man's' cookies...is that what he would be called? Judging by the votes, Cindy McCain's cookies won at 4,123 votes, with Michelle Obama's cookies in a close second at 3,440 votes, but poor Bill Clinton's cookies only got 164 votes. Either way, I love cookies, so I think I'd like to try them all! =)

Also, I found a good website with information on the candidates - where they stand on the issues and their voting record - it is On the Issues. If you want info, just click on the candidate name on the top header...so far it looks pretty interesting, but I'll be checking out other sites too.

Have a great day! =)

11 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look tasty!

Penny said...

oooohhhh, so that explains the article somewhere recently talking about who has the best cookie/baking recipe! I had no idea and sorry I can't help with your request!

Sara said...

Those cookies look delic! Absolutely wonderful! And your work in your previous posts is great!

Micah and Kristine said...

Oh those are the best cookies, I bought some kisses to make those and ended up eating almost the whole bag, oops!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Those cookies couldn't look sweeter or better. What a great post Anna. I too watched some of each. No candidate is a carbon of my exact political views so I have to watch and see what I believe to be the best persons for the job(s). Thanks for the links!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- who knew they had a cookie bake-off??? How fun! YOUR cookie would get my vote -- that picture is yummy!

erica e said...

we've been enjoying all the political craziness too. this is so cool about the bake off! i didn't know about that. i wonder if we can find old entries online somewhere too. i'm gonna have to try some political cookies too! :)

Anna M. said...

Hi Erica! I think on that same site you can look at past presidential cookie contests...but I could be wrong...I'll have to check it out! =)

Judy said...

I used too make those cookies when my kids were young. I'll have to give them a try again. Thanks for the other links too. It is a big decision we have this hear and we all need to be informed so we can make the right one.

quiltmom said...

Hi Anna,
What delicious looking cookies and what a nice blog. I found you through thimbleanna and had to say hello. My name is also Anna and my middle initial is M as is my last initial. Thimbleanna and I are around the same age and she seems to keep finding other Annas.
I had never known another Anna until I was in university which was quite a long time ago..VBG
I am a kindergarten teacher by profession and enjoy quilting when I am not teaching. I am a mother of a grown son and am married. We have a cat and a dog.
I will look forward to returning to read your news in your blog.
For now, I am happy being Anna No Blog....:D
Regards from a Western Canadian Anna,
Anna

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I didnt know they did that with the cookie recipes??? I'm gonna be checking that out. I love baking cookies.