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President Barack Obama's new homespun tactic for winning over Republicans: personally serve freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies.

More enticing cookie recipes for wooing friends (or frenemies):

Milk-Chocolate Cookies with Malted Cream Like an Oreo-sandwich cookie, just a million times better.

Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Cookies Jacques Torres’s take on sablés, a classic French butter cookie.

Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Towers Perhaps our gooiest cookie, and definitely our tallest.