My cousin, Melissa is a seriously talented lady. Not only is she gorgeous, but she can COOK! She’s been extremely successful with her recipes. She was a finalist in the 2010 Pillsbury Bake off with THIS recipe and featured on The Girl Who Ate Everything. This is her cookie recipe that she showed on the Cooking Channel’s show The Perfect 3, hosted by Kelsey Nixon. SO COOL!!
This is why she calls them “I Want to Marry You” Cookies: “These cookies are the surefire way to get someone to fall in love with you…or at the very least gain a serious addiction to cookies. By giving these cookies away, you may need to be prepared for a marriage proposal on the spot. I have been baking since I was a little one. I was the only girl in a house full of brothers (5 to be exact), so I quickly found my spot in the kitchen. My love affair with baking started with cookies and it is how I won dates in high school by delivering them every Sunday night to my “friends.” Love would usually ensue. Now I find joy in baking them for my own 4 little ones and they are my ultimate taste testers in the quest for the perfect cookie. They say we got it years ago so it is about time to share it.
Everyone can make a chocolate chip cookie and it is usually involves some type of creaming of the butter and sugars. This is what makes mine unique (and ridiculously sinful). Everything is done in one glorious pan – the saucepan. You melt the butter completely and then add the sugars. The aroma that comes from the sugars as they dissolve into the butter is heavenly. It adds a rich, toffee flavor to the cookies that you don’t get from creaming and creates a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture.”
I am inspired by Melissa and what a wonderful person and amazing cook she is! I wanted to share this awesome recipe with you so you could try it out and maybe make someone fall in love with you! 😉
“I Want To Marry You” Cookies:
Yield: 2 dozen cookies (recipe by Melissa Stadler on Cooking Channel TV)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat.
2. Add the dark brown sugar and the granulated sugar and stir until the sugars are incorporated and smooth. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes.
3. Remove from the refrigerator and add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix together. Stir in both cups of chocolate chips.
5. Roll by hand into 24 medium sized balls or use a scoop, and place on a light colored cookie sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
6. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and bake for 12-14 minutes. ENJOY!!
My kids LOVED these cookies! They didn’t last long in our house! Let me know how you liked them!
Oh man, so much yum! Going to have to make some of these for sure!
Kristy R says
I’ll have to whip some of these babies up!
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Tutus & Tea Parties says
Yumm. I already caught a hubby…but it’s always good to remind him why he needs me. 😉 Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party this week.
Hey the photo sold me..gotta make some of those..thanks for sharing the recipe.
Joyce - Quilted Nest says
Oh my – they look amazing. I think I have recipes similar. Can’t go wrong w/ oats and chocolate!
Carolina HeartStrings says
Those cookies look so yummy. Great picture too! Come and visit us. We have some really tasty recipes this week.
yeah! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! I am baking cookies for my husband to take to work with him tomorrow. I will be trying this new recipe as I am always on the look out for a better one :o)
Six Sisters says
These look so good! and we’ll definitely be passing this on to our younger, unmarried sisters! 😉 Thanks for sharing on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters
The title of the cookies drew me in…so glad you linked up at Sunday Blog Love…this will be featured as one of my favorites from last weekend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
These look amazing…..Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks…love your blog !
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I can imagine that these are beyond wonderful! My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes always melt the butter, so I cannot wait to try these!
Bridget Hedger says
Gonna have to make these too, I looove me some cookies.
Natasha in Oz says
Wow, these look delicious! I will be trying these soon for sure. I love the name for them too!
Thanks so much for linking this to my Say G’Day party! I so appreciate your support as I know there are lots of link ups out there!
Natasha in Oz
Betsy Brock says
yum…I’m making these! They look wonderful!
Allison @ Alli 'n Son says
I love these cookies! By far one of my favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Your cousin’s cookies are my new favourite choc-chip cookie recipe, they are so amazingly good, I never thought I’d find a recipe better than my own but this one definitely is, and I hope you don’t mind but I had to publish it on my blog too, so that I would never forget how much I loved them: http://myocg.blogspot.ie/2012/07/really-flat-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
Do I need to add the oats or can I substitute with something else by chance? Can’t wait to try it!