Obama beats Romney… Michelle, that is, in Battle of the Cookie Recipes

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney [went] head-to-head tonight in the first live presidential debate of the election season.

But the pair’s wives have already been battling it out in a quadrennial recipe contest run by Family Circle magazine. Since 1992 the publication has asked potential First Ladies to submit their ultimate cookie dough formula.

And after testing both submissions, 51.5 percent of readers opted for Michelle Obama’s white and dark chocolate chip cookie over Ann Romney’s colorful M&M and oatmeal offering.

But Family Circle magazine admitted that it was a tight contest, stating: ‘Just 287 votes separated the two women, our smallest margin ever.’

Mrs Obama credited her wining recipe to her daughters’ godmother and close family friend, Mama Kaye.

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