Saturday, January 4, 2014

Will you marry me cookies

The title of these cookies caught my eye - "Will you marry me cookies?".

I naturally assumed by the name that if you served someone these delicious cookies, it might just inspire the recipient to spontaneously pop the question. Could that really be how this delicious cookie got it's name? Someone impulsively made a lifelong commitment to a significant other based on a cookie that they just couldn't live without?

Or perhaps it was just the opposite. A clever baker, trying to muster up the courage to propose to their true love, decided to offer up a batch of irresistible cookies to "sweeten the deal." After all, anyone who can bake up a batch of cookies this delicious, has got to be a good mate.

If you are someone who has already made the decision to propose to the love of your life but aren't quite sure how to pop the question, maybe you should consider doing so, with a batch of these cookies.  Or maybe, you've been the one waiting for your true love to present you with an engagement ring - a batch of these cookies might just tip the scales in your favor.  To be honest, I'm not really sure if one cookie is capable of altering a person's love life but if any cookie had that kind of power - it would be this one. 

This recipe came from

Will You Marry You Me Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 ¼ cups brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups flour 1 cup uncooked rolled oats ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup white chocolate chips, extra for garnishing, if desired* (I substituted dark chocolate instead.) 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, extra for garnishing, if desired* 1 cup roughly chopped, toasted pecans, extra for garnishing, if desired*


Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat. 


2. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and stir until sugars are incorporated and smooth. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon and mix together.

5. Stir in the white chocolate chips, chocolate chips and pecans.

6. Roll by hand into medium-size balls or use a scoop, and place on sheet pans. If desired tuck extra chips and pecans over tops of dough mounds for a lovely appearance.

7. Chill, on sheet pan for 30 minutes.
8. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and bake for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Allow to cool for several minutes on pan, then transfer to cooling rack.

I'm not really sure of the back story on how these cookies came to be named "Will you marry me cookies" but I can assure you that they are delicious.  If a proposal is in you near future, and you are considering including some sort of sweet treat along with an engagement ring, you just might give these cookies a second look.  They really are THAT good.

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