“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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  • Heather Peragine says:

    I just made these and they turned out perfect! They weren’t flat at all. Delicious!

  • Robert says:

    Came out good for me! I used one cup of bread flour and one cup all-purpose flour. Rolled them into golf ball size and Then sprinkled coarse Kosher salt on top! Followed the directions and probably left in the refrigerator longer.

  • Donna says:

    I don’t bake that much, wanted to make something special for family that will be visiting. These cookies are AHHMAZING!!! Thank you for posting this recipe. I will NEVEVR make Tollhouse cookies again!

  • Judy lamberti says:

    Just took these out. Of the oven so delicious I also added a half cup of dried cranberries

    • Carolyn says:

      I was thinking about cranberries too. Did you have to adjust your recipe any?

  • JoAnna says:

    Definitely going to try these cookies. Can I make cookie bars with this recipe?

  • Karen says:

    Why do you refrigerate the dough twice?

    • Del says:

      My guess is the first refrigeration was to cool down the butter sugar mixture so that you don’t get scrambled eggs when adding the eggs. The second time is to make the dough more workable for rolling and the third would to reharden the butter which should then give your cookies a bit of rise instead of being a pancake.

  • GAYLE L EZELL says:

    Oh my!These are delicious. I also love that only one pot is used.

  • sandy says:

    can I use light brown sugar

  • Kay says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I made two slight variations – I browned the butter and used all milk chocolate chips. Yummy!

    • Amanda says:

      love those changes!

  • Carolyn Mitchell says:

    I made these and they turned out perfect! My twist was I added toasted walnuts,half cup semi-sweet chocolate-chips,half cup milk-chocolate chips along with the white-chips. The cookies were amazing. Thank you no mixer.

  • shelley says:

    great cookies…thanks…I am NOT a fan of the white chips…lol…so I just used 1 cup of semi sweet chips period….I am sure my dad and husband will love these too…

  • Brenda says:

    These cookies are so delicious. My husband got down on one knee and asked me to marry him after having one. Will definitely make again. I got 44 cookies out of my batch. Guess I made them to small but that was good for me. Lots more to eat.

  • Siobhain R Bowen says:

    I just made these and followed the recipe to a T… My question… are these supposed to come out flat as pancakes?

    And are they supposed to be super soft…

  • jeremy weiser says:

    how many cookies does this make?

  • Harsiwi Purwandani says:

    Iam happy because you send me some recipe

  • Mary Miller says:

    Walnuts and/or pecans make them even better!

  • Connie schaffner says:

    Fantastic one to try for my husband

  • Barrie Harper says:

    Love your recipes.

  • Victoria says:

    Is there a way to make these cookies bake thicker?

  • Mary Ann Hammersley says:

    Is it possible to reduce the sugar ? Just sounds delicious but thinking less sugar might make me feel virtuous!!

  • Cathy says:

    Followed exact directions but added 1/2 cup coconut. TOTAL flop!

  • Cindi says:

    These are the Best Cookies… i followed it to a T, and made sure to chill the dough as instructed…I am going to add some pecans and dates for some added WOW!, They were so good, I wanted to marry myself!

  • Dorothea Henderson says:

    The cookies really look good, I can’t wait to try them!

  • Jessica Ortega says:

    I love to bake cookies I am learning to bake pies but I am stuck in want to learn to make peach clobberI have pie filling so I am asking do I still make a batter & since it’s a pie filling do I still have cook peach filling ?????

  • Rebecca overcash says:

    Marry me cookies looks delicious.
    Plan on making them next week .