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!