Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How The Cookie Crumbles

Far be it from me to come to Cindy McCain’s defense but this crap about her stealing cookie recipes is starting to piss me off. Yeah, sure, it was funny the first time, but now it’s getting annoying. As if Cindy McCain--or any woman worth her salt--should have at her fingertips an amazing, unique cookie recipe or she’ll be banished from the halls of American womanhood! What is this, an episode of “Leave It To Beaver” or something?


Hey, Family Circle magazine: can we dispense with your stupid presidential bake-off and all of the stereotypes about women that it implies? Yes, I know Bill Clinton was included in the recipe contest this year--which just shows how lame the whole premise is to begin with. Does anyone really believe that Bill Clinton sits around the house in Chappaqua baking oatmeal cookies? I think not.

I don’t care if you’re Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain or Jane Doe, American women today lead busy, complicated lives, and cookie-baking isn’t exactly high on the priority list. How many of us get recipes from the back of the chocolate chip package? Hello!

We live in a cut-and-slice world. So next time Family Circle asks a professional woman to share her favorite cookie recipe, my vote will go to the one who uses the pre-packaged dough found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.