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August 20, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State,
Former United States Senator for New York
Washington, D.C.


  • 1,  1/5 cup unsifted all-purpose
  • flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. 3.
  2. Grease baking sheets. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. 4. 5.
  3. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonsful on to greased baking sheets. 6. 7. 
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool cookies on sheets on wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

"During my campaigns for president, I often thought about the women who organized, marched, and picketed to pass the 19th Amendment. Many were arrested and thrown in jail, where some went on hunger strikes – all because they knew how powerful the vote could be. The night I stood on stage in Philadelphia accepting the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, they were on my mind – and so were all the people who have continued the fight against discriminatory barriers to the voting booth. Our democracy works best when more people participate, and each time we do, we stand on the shoulders of those who fought so hard for the rights we enjoy today. It might not seem like there's a clear connection between voting and a chocolate chip cookie recipe. But the women who have contributed recipes to make our lives a little sweeter know how much has changed for women in America – and how far we still have to go."