Giant Cookie Steals Spotlight From Final Presidential Debate

Around the U.S., news organizations streamed the final bitter debate between two presidential candidates before the November election. But if likes were votes, it looks like they would both lose - to a giant cookie.

Just as the debates began, the BuzzFeed page known as Tasty began live streaming the live preparation, cooking - and eventual eating - of a pan-sized cookie.

It was a chance for those watching a sometimes sour debate process to tune in to something sweet.  And they did.

The cookie received more than 119,000 comments as of 11:20 p.m., was shared more than 62,000 times and was liked 286,000 times.

To put that in perspective, the New York Times debate live feed had about 71,000 comments, was shared about 4,700 times and was liked 40,000 times. 

Both the debate and cooking process took about an hour and a half. In that time, the New York Times feed received 1.6 million views. The cookie, on the other hand, had more than 10 million.

Want to watch the cookie that warmed the hearts - and ovens - of America? Watch here.

And in case you missed the debate, you can watch what you missed here.

(© 2016 WXIA)


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