“Marry Me” Cookies

filed under: Cookies on July 28, 2014

Marry Me cookies have a long tradition of inspiring proposals. Or so I’ve been told! 😉 These cookies are a fabulous way to get your loved one’s attention, and keep it! Don’t miss my 50 Best Cookie Recipes if you want the best!

Marry Me Cookies

Marry Me Cookies

This recipe includes pretty much every favorite ingredient of mine.  Sugar, (obviously) brown sugar, oats, chocolate, white chocolate… I get happy just thinking about it. They are downright delicious!

What makes them amazing is the method. This recipe used only 1 saucepan to prepare!

Marry Me Cookies Recipe

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% cocoa.

How to Make 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.

One Pan Marry Me Cookies


Now, since I am already married, I will need to harness to power of these cookies 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.

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

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. This is my version which I am calling “marry me” cookies!

4.87 from 36 votes
Marry Me Cookies
MARRY ME Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Chilling Time
30 mins
Total Time
19 mins

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, cookies
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup (226g) butter
  • 1 1/4 cup (250g) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (90g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk 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 mixture 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)

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  • Johnny mayfield says:

    The recipe calls for 2 eggs is this one egg and egg yolk does it make a different.Is it best to chill overnight

  • Heidi L says:

    Great recipe! Took your advice and used semi sweet chocolate squares. I also sprinkled some salt crystals on the tops minutes before they were done. The salt works well with the semi sweet flavor. I recommend!

  • Brenda says:

    I made these last week and they were a big hit by everyone who tried them, so now I’m making more. :). I did take your advice about chocolate chunks-I only had dark chocolate candy kisses so I chopped some of them up. Yum.

  • Candace Manning says:

    AMAZING! I don’t usually feel compelled to leave reviews but with these… I had to! So delicious!

  • Kalila says:

    Marvelous recipe, thank you! I browned the butter because I like that extra bit of flavor, used quick oats, and cut back on the chips by 1/2 cup and they were a hit! I freeze the balls after I roll them so I can bake a few at a time as needed. Tried them with peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and toffee and … mmm mmm good!!

  • Kim says:

    Usually when a recipe calls for two eggs, it’s two eggs. It would probably say something like one egg and one egg yolk if that’s what is required. I’ve made it and only chilled for a couple hours. Never tried overnight. Please post if it does! That would be great to know.

  • Rosepea says:

    The best..chunky, chewy and gooey..what more is there?

  • Donna says:

    In an old cookbook I have is a similar recipe and they call it Boyfriend Cookies

  • Brenda says:

    Can you leave out the oatmeal???

  • Karen says:


  • Mary Wolfinger says:

    These cookies spread. I recommend only 8 cookies to a sheet. I put 12 the first tray and they baked too close to each other. I didn’t have dark brown sugar, the light brown worked fine and the cookies were a golden color. I used 2-cups of dark semi-sweet (since I don’t like the white) and again, turned out delicious. I also added a 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut. Cookies are DELICIOUS. The recipe didn’t say if you were to remove immediately from the baking sheet after baking or letting them sit. I removed right away. Amanda, what do you recommend?
    I make a lot of your recipes….easy, ingredients I always have in hand, and delicious. Thank you. Mary

  • Miren Karmele Eleazar says:

    Your marry me cookies are to die for

  • Dida says:

    Made this recipe today! I realize if you don’t keep it chilled till you’re just ready to bake it, it flattens out in the oven. Turned out good. Not too sweet and the flavor is good.

  • Kellie says:

    My most favorite cookies ever (coming from a Danish lady who’s a cookie snob). I made them for my boyfriend (his favorite- butterscotch chips) and now we’re engaged. A family favorite! ❤️
    Thank you!