That’s Right Nate

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…And She Can Cook Too

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There was a controversy a few months back when Cindy McCain was accused of stealing recipes from the food channel for an article featuring recipes of politicians’ wives.  The problem stemmed from a low level staffer who switched recipes.  He was promptly fired.  Obviously, a first lady’s ability to cook is extremely important to the President as he is expected to entertain foreign dignitaries all the time.  Family Circle Magazine is running their first lady cookie contest which has correctly predicted the Presidential winner the last 4 times.  This time, Cindy McCain comes through in a big way with a mouthwatering oatmeal cookie recipe.

Originally for special occasions only, these butterscotch-chip-studded cookies are now “an absolute must” whenever the whole family gets together, says Cindy. The recipe came from a good friend.

Cindy McCain’s

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Ingredients:

   * 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
   * 3/4 cup granulated sugar
   * 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
   * 2 eggs
   * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
   * 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
   * 1 teaspoon baking soda
   * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   * 1/2 teaspoon salt
   * 3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats, uncooked
   * 1-3/4 cups (11-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Butterscotch Chips

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  1. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  1. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

Now I have been known to strap on the apron occassionally.  Its not like I spend all day cooking, but I like to eat and being divorced if there’s cooking being done its up to me.  Remember the best chefs in the world are all men.  I can’t wait to try this recipe out. 

I urge everybody to vote for Cindy’s All-American cookies over Michelle Obama’s shortbread cookies with lemon and oragne zest.  If Michelle Obama’s cooking wouldn’t cause an international incident I don’t know what would.  The contest is at http://www.parents.com/recipes/cooking/family-favorites/presidential-cookie-bake-off/?page=1 and you can vote once a day.

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Written by thatsrightnate

June 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

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  1. “i like to eat” might be the biggest understatement you’ve ever written.

    steve

    June 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

  2. Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “a first lady’s ability to cook is extremely important to the President as he is expected to entertain foreign dignitaries all the time.”
    Dude, you crack me up!!!!!

    thatswrongnate

    June 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm


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