Much to my surprise, my newly acquired visa did not come with a voting slip attached. They must have forgotten somehow, but rest assured - ze vorld shall not miss out on my Opinion about who should take over after Obama.
I like Obama, by the way. He seems like a genuinely nice guy and if a very naughty dream I once had is anything to go by, he's a great kisser (I hope to god I never have that particular dream about whoever wins the election this time around...)
ANYWAY. How to decide who to vote for? I decided to give both candidates a fair chance and thus have spent two evenings slaving away in my kitchen, trying out both recipes in the Family Circle 2016 Presidential Cookie Poll
I tossed a coin (a quarter from Ohio - very appropriately a swing state and also a state I've never set foot in; see how impartial I'm being here), and Mrs Melania Trump won the right to have her cookies baked first.
The recipe is in the link above - and also here, with a Danish conversion thrown in.
Without further ado - tadaaa:
MELANIA TRUMP'S STAR COOKIES
2 cups flour (DK: 250 gram)
1 teaspoon baking soda
- and set aside
6 tablespoons soft un-salted butter (DK: 85 gram)
1 cup confectioner's sugar (DK: 120 gram flormelis)
2 egg yolks
1 egg white
2 tablespoons sour cream
and mix well....
add flour mixture until the dough just comes together - flatten and wrap in cling film, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
The recipe actually says "form into 2 disks", but I'm lazy...
When the 30 minutes are up, you roll out the dough, and cut out star shapes.
I'm usually a bit haphazard when it comes to recipes, but in the name of fairness, I stuck religiously to the recipe here and did not take my chances with any other shapes...
Bake at 350 degrees F (DK: 180 degrees C) for about 10 minutes, until golden
Hmmmm.... I will say that the raw cookie dough was decent. But the cookies themselves -oh, they were decidedly meh. Incredibly boring in fact. Certainly much more boring than watching Donald Trump on stage.
What was that you said about my wife's cookies??!??!!