Marry Me Cookies

“Hey Baby, I think I wanna marry you!” So these cookies are so good that they are supposed bring about a marriage proposal. I’m already married, so I’m not sure about that, but maybe they will elicit a promotion or just bribe your significant other to buy you that designer wallet/purse, ring, clothes, etc. that you’ve been eyeing!;) These cookies also have a neat method that gives them a nutty flavor, you melt the butter and then stir in the sugars instead of creaming it all together.  Plus if you want, you can just make everything in one pot! These had such a nice nutty and sweet flavor and I have to admit I ate one, and then ate two more! They have a nice crisp, yet chewy texture that makes them irresistible! They are great room temperature or warmed up just a tad.  Also, this recipe says it yields 2 dozen, but I got 4 dozen out of these.  I baked 3 dozen and then frozen a dozen dough balls so I can pop some in the oven when I’m having a cookie craving.

Marry Me Cookies
Source: Melissa Stadler, The Cooking Channel
Yield: 4 dozen cookies when using a small cookie scoop

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar (light works too)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Remove melted butter from heat and stir in the brown sugar and granulated sugar.  Stir until fully incorporated and well mixed together (will be a wet, thick stirrable mixture). Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Once chilled, remove from refrigerator and add in the egg, egg yolk & vanilla.  Stir to combine.

Add in the flour, oats, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.  Stir together until fully incorporated.  (Alternatively, you can whisk all these dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and then add it to the wet mixture, this is what I did).

Add in the white chocolate chips & chocolate chips and stir to distribute evenly.  (This will seem like too many chips, but trust me it isn’t).  Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cover baking sheet with parchment.

Remove dough from refrigerator and scoop into balls using a small cookie scoop.  Place on prepared baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until lightly golden and tops look set.  Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.  Repeat for remaining dough. Keep dough in fridge in between batches. Store baked cookies in an airtight container.

*You can freeze some of the dough balls. Just place on a cookie sheet spaced a little apart so they don’t stick together. Freeze for a bit until set and then place in a zipped freezer bag.  Then just pull out a few balls of dough when the craving strikes. Let them thaw while the oven preheats and then bake as above. You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time.

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  1. Yum, sounds like my kind of cookie!!
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  2. haha, these cookies remind me of the engagement chicken..have you ever heard of that one? if these cookies are as good as you say they are to get someone to say “marry me!”, then I’m definitely on board with making them! well, i’m already engaged, but you know what i mean 😉 i’m sure they’re delicious!
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  3. Love the story. I had these chocolate chip cookies I used to make for all my boyfriends since high school, I swore they had magic powers! Love this version and can’t wait to try that method!

  4. Karminn says:

    These cookies are really awesome and I hope someday I can really try this.. I am sure a lot of people would want to try this one.. Thanks!

  5. What a funny story! They sound awesome though!
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  6. I really like oats in chocolate chip cookies – these sound great!
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  7. The cookies look so appealing I am sure they are great to eat too. I have never really tried cooking anything, I think as far as the culinary skills are concerned I am zero, But thank you for sharing the recipe I will make it for my wife on the weekends.. She’ll get a shock of her life!
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  8. these sound delicious…. Maybe my husband will ask me to marry him again if I make these. This would be wonderful to link up to our Linky Party later tonight… It is open until Sunday morning if you would like to link up. Here is the link to it (although not open for a couple of hours.)
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