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Another great snack for your guests is chocolate chip cookies, just like Barbara Bush made for Bush when he was a little Shrub.

Watching television is an essential part of the celebration, but, hopefully, you and your guests won't be glued to the tube all night long. Turn the television down low, turn up the music and cross your fingers for your favorite candidate. 

Gore once told the New York Times that his favorite musicians were Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis; he's also expressed his love for the Beatles. On the other hand, Bush told Oprah that his favorite song is "Wake up Little Suzie". Put together a mix of the candidates favorite tunes along with a few patriotic election songs – like Queen's "We are the Champions" and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." You should also make sure to have "Ode to Joy" and the "Funeral March" on hand to play when the final votes are cast and the new president is crowned.


Susan Buzzelli is a freelance writer based in Washington D.C.

. Barbara's Favorite Cookie Recipe
From Family Circle
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter -- softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1½ teaspoons of hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar and egg in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 min. Beat in hot water and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture until blended and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto large greased baking sheet.
4.Bake for 10 min. or until golden brown.
5. Cool on sheet on wire rack for 1 minute. Remove cookies from sheet to wire rack to cool completely.


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