Halloween at the White House

The President and First Lady, accompanied by Marion Robinson handed out Halloween goodies and treats at the White House yesterday. Children from the local area, the Boys and Girls Club of America and from military families were among the lucky recipients. A box of White House M&Ms, and some White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookies were in the goody bags.

For this event, Mrs O wears a ASOS Body-Con Dress in Metallic Stripe, paired with knee high boots and her Sonia Rykiel Inauguration Coat.


The White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie Recipe
1 lb Sugar                                                        1 tsp Vanilla
2 lbs Butter                                                     1 tsp Salt
3 Eggs                                                             3 lbs All Purpose Flour                                                            
Mix the butter and sugar till soft and well beaten. Then add eggs, vanilla, salt and half the flour. Beat on slow speed till mixed, then add the rest of the flour and mix until incorporated.
Push flat onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate overnight. Roll out to one quarter inch thick and cut out cookie shapes with cookie cutter.
Bake at 350F for 14 minutes and then allow to cool.