Monday, June 18, 2012

Marry Me Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s play a matching game today. Can you name the person who said these love quotes? You may choose from the following people:

A. Elizabeth Barrette Browning
B.   God
C.  J. Geils
D. Plato
E.  Robert Frost
F. Ryan O’Neal  (in that corny old movie)

1. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
2.”How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.”
3. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
4. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
5. “Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.”
6. “Love stinks.”

How did you do? Click here to see the answers.

If you need to propose marriage to someone in the near future, then you might be interested in making these cookies. Or if you’re like me and happily married (almost 27 years!), maybe you just want to make them for your sweetheart.

Supposedly, you bake them and you get a marriage proposal…..hmmmm…..anyone willing to try it? J They’re mighty good.

Here’s what you need: (I tweaked the recipe found on Cooking Channel website.)
1 C butter
1 ¼ C dark brown sugar
½ C sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 t pure vanilla
2 C flour
1 C oats
½ t baking soda
½ t salt
¼ cinnamon
2 C chocolate chips (original recipe called for a mix of both white and dark chips, but you will never find a white chip in this house.)

Here’s what you do: There are a lot of strange steps, so read carefully!

Melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the sugars. Stir until well blended. Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.  There’s something so, so great about the aroma of melted butter and brown sugar, am I right?

Remove from fridge and add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla.

Add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Living dangerously up here in Michigan - cold enough to cool my cookie dough in the garage next to my hubby's tennis shoes. See the bike and the broom? Those are not actually needed to make these. And actually, neither is that boot.  

Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll by hand into 24 medium size balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 12-14 minutes

(printable recipe)


  1. Estas galletas son riquísimas,me encantan.

  2. Well, now. The bachelors of the world may have their numbers diminished! The cookies look delicious.

  3. these are sure to tempt many men!
    lovely cookies
    mary x

  4. The steps for this recipe really are different. They sound yummy!

  5. Wow! Must be a whopper of a recipe! "Too bad I'm dieting-still!


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