“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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ย 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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Want to make these into the most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie sandwich? Try my famous Vanilla Buttercream Recipe. Want something even more outrageous? How about COOKIE DOUGH frosting?

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  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    I’d marry almost any cookie. So… of course these are a must try. Looks scrumptious.
    Have a marvelous week Amanda!

  • Betsy | JavaCupcake.com says:

    Adding cinnamon to chocolate chip cookies is my “secret ingredient”. Adding white chocolate chips too… even better! I think I may need to make some of these!

  • Gail says:

    The perfect dessert after you’ve served the ‘guaranteed to get you engaged roast chicken’.

    • Amanda says:


  • Tracy | Pale Yellow says:

    I want a man to propose to me over cookies! I better start baking and passing them out! You can your family deserve all the cookies after the past rough week!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    I DO! I DO! I DO!

  • Connie 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!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh my gosh… that would be so neat!!! Let me know if (when!) it happens… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joy says:

    Umm… would this work with quick oats? =)

    • Amanda says:

      I believe so. Some found they liked quick oats better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    pinned these babies – pretty sure I’m going to be baking them tomorrow. YUM!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    Oh these cookies look great! Fascinating about saucepan method – the results speak for themselves!

  • Julia says:

    So I have your word that these are guaranteed to get me engaged then?! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’ve got to try this skillet method, it sounds so interesting!

  • Admits 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?

    • Amanda 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.

  • Matea says:

    Yum! The white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and oatmeal have me craving this cookie!

  • Alice // Hip Foodie Mom 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 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!

  • Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land 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.

  • 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.

  • Diana says:

    # 3.Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator.. what cookie dough? i/m a bet confuse please explain and thank u

    • Amanda says:

      Remove the sugar and butter mixture… i.e. dough.

      • Diana says:

        oh so after that is melted u place it in the fridge ok thanks it didn;t say place it in the fridge after melting that why i wasn’t too sure thanks again

  • Diana says:

    i have to say they are amazing just made them and can ;t stop eating them mmmmmmm

    • Amanda says:

      I hear you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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.


  • thuy says:

    i dont have cinnamon,,whats can i replace?thanks

  • Alexander Ahat says:

    Is it okay to use third class soft flour instead of all purpose flour?

  • Janet says:

    I used to bake at a business dining facility while the plant was still being constructed so we were feeding the construction workers. I got several marriage proposals for my apple crisp and a few for peanut butter chocolate chip cookie s. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Ciera says:

    Does this recipe call for unsalted butter?

    • Amanda says:

      Either is fine.

  • Teresa Dunne says:

    Yum ! ! !????????????
    I followed the instructions and they turned out beautifully! But not puffy. But they are YUMMY !

    I tried to figure out how to take pic, but it didn’t work ????