Recipe of the Issue: VOTEmeal Cookies

Use Your Voice! Unless Your Mouth Is Full…

Caroline Michailoff, Junior, Editorial Director

With the 2020 presidential election just weeks away, I thought the perfect recipe would be something to inspire those of us of voting age to make a difference. These VOTEmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are sure to please everyone. I found this recipe on Allrecipes at the beginning of quarantine in March, and have made them dozens of times since, as they have become a popular request from friends and family. It is always important to treat yourself once in a while, and these are certainly worth the time and energy, especially during this hectic election season. Nothing Trumps a delicious snack, and you won’t be Biden your time if you try this recipe out for yourself!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • OPTIONAL (I choose to make mine without):1 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325℉
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  3. In a second bowl, Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended.
  4. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Mold heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.