“marry me” cookies

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I saw these delightful creations on the Cooking Channel website and knew I had to try them.  The official name is, “I want to Marry You Cookies” and they are from the genius mind of Melissa Stadler.

"marry me" cookies!  So good, they will propose!


Her recipe includes pretty much every favorite ingredient of mine.  Sugar, (da) brown sugar, oats, chocolate, white chocolate… I get happy just thinking about it.

And she is right, they are downright delicious!  What makes them amazing is her method; she uses one saucepan!  It’s quite inventive.

"marry me" cookies!


I think I was impatient and didn’t wait long enough during cooling times, so my cookies are a bit flatter than hers.  In all the pictures I have seen these cookies are puffed up and thick, so I will stress that you should follow the directions better than I did!

I also opted for a good quality semi-sweet chocolate chunk.  It really makes a difference in my opinion, as I love the deep rich cocoa flavor among the sweet (oh so sweet) sugary cookie dough.  You could even go more pure with your chocolate selection, and find something over 60% cacoa.

"marry me" cookies!


Then there is that white chocolate.  I love white chocolate with a passion in my soul, and what it brings to this cookie is nothing short of confection perfection.

“marry me” cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter until melted, over medium-low heat. 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. (Do not skip this step. You can also transfer the mixture to a different bowl so that it is no longer being heated from the pan.)
  3. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon and mix together with a spoon.
  5. Gently fold in the white chocolate chips and chocolate chips.
  6. Chill dough until it is firm enough to be hand rolled, about 30 minutes in the fridge.
  7. Roll by hand into 24 medium-size balls or use a scoop, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes.
  9. While the dough is chilling, heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  10. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges just start to turn golden. (Do not overbake)

Recipe just barely adapted from Cooking Channel.

"marry me" cookies!


Now, since I am already married, I will need to harness to power of these cooking into other notable pursuits.  Maybe convince a husband that my new home office is a little bit higher up on his honey-do list than he previously thought.

Or rewarding some thoughtful and well deserving kids.


"will you marry me" cookies!

Or even just for me, as a treat for making it through another week. 😉




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  1. says

    I do love a chocolate chip cookie! They’re my fav kind. I have to show these to my bf. He can’t bake or cook for crap so if he made these and proposed, I think I’ll melt. Beautiful photos too!

  2. says

    So I have your word that these are guaranteed to get me engaged then?! 😉
    I’ve got to try this skillet method, it sounds so interesting!

  3. says

    Looks great! When you say rolled oats do u mean the regular (not instant) oats. And did u flatten the cookie after you put it on the parchment?

    • says

      Yes, not instant. However, instant oats work just as well. I did not flatten the cookie at all, and if you follow the directions your cookies will not be as flat as mine in the picture.

  4. says

    hi Amanda! love these cookies!! love the idea of using the saucepan. . . definitely going to try this recipe! plus , I could always use something to add to my “whip these out to make my hubby do something” repertoire. 😉

  5. Angela R. BlueRubyCakes says

    I made these two days ago and baked them tonight. The unbnked cookie dough is delicious and so is the baked cookie. It is an excellent chocolate chip cookie. Mine turned out to be a little cakey but not overly so. I used more choc chips in place of the white chips and it is plenty of chocolate. Anyone who doesn’t want lots of chocolate and/or white can cut back if they want. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. says

    sweet goodness me. i am a sucker, absolute brutal SUCKER for chocolate chip cookies. i dream about them all the time. they are DANGER to make because i can’t stop myself. Marry Me cookies – the title alone is awesome. i’m drooling on my keyboard right now… shoot.

  7. luriah says

    I made these cookies and I had to leave a review. They were amazing. I made it with quick oats instead of roles oats and they came out great!!! I am literally in this moment being asked to make these cookies again. BAKE IT!!! You wont regret it.

  8. Caroline says

    I am a bit confused as I am not a native english speaker. When you say, you used the saucepan all along, do you mean you mixed all the ingredient in the saucepan ?
    Because I did it in the bowl after melting the butter, does it make any difference on the taste ?
    Just to know if I have to try just using the saucepan.