Laura Bush’s Winning Cowboy Cookies
May 21, 2019 06:22 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
After writing about some of our most memorable First Ladies' Favorite Foods, I noticed Laura Bush was by far the most popular FLOTUS. Her cowboy cookie was the top-viewed recipe in the whole collection. Why? I had to try her cookies myself to see what the big deal was all about.
Every election year since 1992, Family Circle magazine runs a Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. The two potential first ladies submit a cookie recipe, and the public votes on their favorite. In 2000, Laura Bush submitted her Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies; turns out, readers preferred them to Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps.