*Things for President Obama may have gone sour after last night’s debate, but for the First Lady, it’s nothing but sweet success – literally.


Michelle Obama was crowned the champion of Family Circle’s Presidential Cookie Bake-Off Wednesday after 4,844 bakers across the country gave her White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe the seal of approval. Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies pulled 4,557 voters.

Family Circle’s cookie poll has accurately predicted who will be the next first lady in four out of the past five elections. The only time the poll was wrong was in 2008, when readers picked Cindy McCain’s Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies over Michelle Obama’s shortbread cookies months before Barack Obama’s victory at the polls.

Nine thousand readers voted in the cookie poll this year, with 51.5 percent picking Obama’s recipe and 48.5 percent choosing Romney’s. Only 287 votes separated the two women, the smallest margin in first lady cookie contest history.