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Michelle Obama's Black and White Cookies
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Ann Romney's Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Cookie similar to Michelle Obama's Black and White Cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup extra dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups toasted and chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Have ready two ungreased baking sheets.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl.
  • Using medium-high speed of an electric mixer, beat the butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Reduce mixer speed to medium and beat in the eggs, beating just until mixed.
  • By hand, stir in the flour mixture. When flour mixture is incorporated, stir in chips and nuts.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


The original recipe says it makes 60 cookies, but I make mine slightly larger and get around 48.