Strange name for cookies, I know. The recipe for “I Want to Marry You Cookies” was created by Melissa Stadler who explained it like this:
Melissa’s Note: About the name. These cookies are the surefire way to get someone to fall in love with you – or at the very least gain a serious addiction to cookies. By giving these cookies away, you may need to be prepared for a marriage proposal on the spot. I have been baking since I was a little one. I was the only girl in a house full of brothers (5 to be exact), so I quickly found my spot in the kitchen. My love affair with baking started with cookies and it is how I won dates in high school by delivering them every Sunday night to my “friends.” Love would usually ensue. Now I find joy in baking them for my own 4 little ones and they are my ultimate taste testers in the quest for the perfect cookie. They say we got it years ago so it is about time to share it.
I Want to Marry You Cookies cookies are so full of black and white chocolate chips that the dough can hardly hold it together. Addition of brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and oats gives them extra toffee flavor.
To make these you just need one bowl, that is saucepan, which simplifies the process. Also, no creaming of the butter and sugars is needed. The key to getting really great cookies is to just chill the rolled dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. I baked the cookies on two levels at once in my fan oven so it took a little longer, about 15 minutes.
If you want to know the science behind perfect cookies, I explained it in detail in my recipe for Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I also created a chart to make it easier:
Note to my European readers: you might want to cut back on sugar since we are not used to so sweet desserts. Chocolate is sweet enough so I would recommend 2/3 or 1/2 the amount of sugar.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar I used Muscovado
- 1 cup ⁄2 granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ⁄2 baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ⁄2 salt
- 1 teaspoon ⁄4 ground cinnamon
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat, add both sugars and stir until smooth. Chill the mixture for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
Stir in egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
Add flour, rolled oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix together.
Stir in both white and dark chocolate chips.
Use a scoop to make 24 equal size portions, then roll the dough by hand into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Bake the cookies in preheated 325 F (160 C) oven for 12 to 14 minutes.
Recipe: Melissa Stadler