The Washington Times - November 27, 2007, 04:18PM

\ Apparently it’s something Republican men won’t be caught dead doing, at least judging by the responses to Yankee Magazine’s cookie primary. While many of the Democratic candidates took ownership of their entrees — “Senator Biden’s Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies,” “Dodd Family Christmas Cookies” and “Bill and Barbara Richardson‘s Biscochitos” — none of the major Republicans admitted to having a cookie recipe.\

\ Instead, each distanced himself by sticking the recipe in the name of his wife: “Jackie Tancredo’s Frosted Chocolate Drops,” “Mrs. Romney’s Welsh Skillet Cakes,” “Carol Paul’s Apricot-Coconut Balls,” “Cindy McCain’s 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies,” “Jeri Thompson‘s Grandmother’s Sugar Cookies,” and “Mrs. Huckabee’s Snickerdoodles.”\


\ Rudy Giuliani doesn’t have an entry, nor does Duncan Hunter.\

\ On the Democratic side, it’s worth knowing the sole female candidate submitted her own recipe for “Hillary Clinton’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.” But we can probably guess the recipe isn’t hers, based on her infamous 1992 line that she is “not one to sit at home baking cookies.”\

\ — Stephen Dinan, national political reporter, The Washington Times