This is the third post in a series on cookie recipes and presidential hopefuls’ spouses (see here and here). Based on the reporting of the Telegraph (UK), recent history has shown that oatmeal is a winner (emphasis mine):
“Even her [Michelle Obama’s] cookie recipe submitted for public appraisal--and on which the suitability of US presidential partners seems to rest--reveals a woman of some humour and daring. In her day, Hillary favoured chocolate chip oatmeal cookies; Laura Bush played safe with an oatmeal chocolate chunk variation, while Cindy went for oatmeal-butterscotch (although she's been accused of copying the recipe from elsewhere). Mrs Obama, meanwhile, prefers shortbread cookies with orange and lemon zest--and a cheeky dash of Amaretto.”
Couple with this my research (see here and here), and it’s clear that the perfect cookie for a presidential candidate’s spouse should include oatmeal; have a chocolate, peanut butter, or chocolate-peanut butter base; and be chewy. In short, something like my Peanut Butter Cup cookie, which is a chewy oatmeal-chocolate cookie stuffed with peanut butter, or my Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cup cookie, which is a chewy oatmeal-PB cookie stuffed with chocolate.
Cindy, Michelle: You heard it from the Oatmeal Cookie Guy himself. Go with oatmeal, chocolate, and peanut butter. And make ‘em chewy!
I should totally be a commentator on Hardball.