“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!

4.86 from 35 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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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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  • Patsybartek says:

    These are great!
    Thank you for recipe,I am making them again, Now.


  • Rebecca Overcash says:

    Theses might be my #1 cookie 👍r

  • Gary Henry says:

    I substituted raisins in place of the white chocolate and the cookies came out perfect.

  • Barbara says:

    What do you think about browning the butter?

  • Barbara says:

    What do you think about browning the butter?

    • Andii Notacker says:

      I browned the butter! THE best cookie recipe ever!

  • Tami says:

    I sure did!!!!! Everybody loved them. This is an easy to follow simple recipe and a winner. I will be most definitely making these ”Marry Cookie” again. Happy in Georgia❤️

  • K&S says:

    Best cookies ever!

  • Daryl Stalzer says:

    Is Goldenbrown sugar the same as dark brown sugar??

    Thanks in advance!!

  • Kero keroppi says:

    New recipe collection for christmas. Thanka for posting.

  • Ruth says:

    What is the difference between old-fashioned oats and quick oats?can quick oats be uses in this recipe?

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you can use quick oats.

  • Carol says:

    Made these with splenda sugars. Fantastic Diabetic conversion

  • Persephone says:

    I made these cookies and they were absolutely amazing!!!! I had a hard time leaving any for my 6 year old who I was surprising with an after school snack..who doeant love after school cookies??! Great recipe!!!!❤❤❤

  • Shrida says:

    Hi Amanda.. I am fan of your all recipes…made it n turned out amazing n every one loved it.
    Pls share your easy n yummy cake n cookies recipes😍Thanks

  • Stephanie says:

    Can you substitute baking powder for baking soda

  • Cathy McKinnon says:

    Family loved the cookies. Husband said he would marry me all over again if I make these once in a while.

  • Jacqueline Richie says:

    These are the best cookies ever!!

  • lynn horn says:

    I made 2 batches both came out flat in appearance, and I am wondering why you use baking soda and not baking powder?

  • Norma says:

    Is Quaker Oats quick oats the same as old fashion oats?

  • Betty says:

    I made these cookies today exactly by the recipe; they turned great, just like the picture. I like my chocolate chip cookies salty, so I added a sprinkle of Kosher salt over the top. Thank you for sharing your recipes…

  • Debbie Lewton says:

    Trying these today

  • Alice Shockley says:

    This says roll into 24 medium size balls. I made SIXTY average sized cookies! We apparently have very different ideas of what’s “medium.” But they are very tasty cookies. I used all chocolate chips and added walnuts.

  • Penny Perry says:

    Made oatemeal raisin cookies but they didn’t flatten out any idea why?

  • Ron Machamer says:

    Just wondering what the advantage is to chill the Marry me cookies a second time after they’re on the cookie sheets?

  • Lisa says:

    I’m going to make these tomorrow for our party. Thank you!

  • Anita says:

    Thanks for the awsome recipes kids luv cookies, getting ready for back to school