I Want to Marry You Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 13 mins

Recipe courtesy Melissa Stadler for 2011 Cooking Channel, Show: The Perfect 3 Episode: Cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the dark brown sugar and granulated sugar and stir until sugars are incorporated and smooth. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon and mix together.
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips and chocolate chips.
  6. Roll by hand into 24 medium-size balls or use a scoop, and place on a light-colored cookie sheet.
  7. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  9. 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.


Most Helpful

Wow, Sharon will you marry me. These cookies are amazing. They were quick and easy to make and tasted fantastic. Good luck keeping them around. Made exactly as written but used chunks of extra dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips, as I didn't have any. The chocolate chunks worked perfectly in these lovely large, sweet cookie. My dh is over the moon....say's this is a 10* recipe. Thanks so much for making me look good and for sharing this treat.

Baby Kato July 12, 2012

These are great! We had a cookie baking contest and I submitted these and won first place! The only changes I made were to add chopped walnuts and pecans (one half cup total), use white, dark and semi-sweet chips and finish with a scant sprinkle of sea salt on top (the salt was an amazing contrast to the sweetness). Finally, through experimentation, I figured out that the longer you chill the cookie balls, the better the final product will be.

Kris G. April 25, 2015

Simply delicious. When I realized I was out of white chocolate chips, I substituted bittersweet chocolate chunks with the semi-sweet chips. Per another reviewers suggestion I added a cup of chopped macadamia nuts. Next time I will make it as written with the white chocolate chips. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

Hissy Hussy March 20, 2015

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