The “I Want to Marry You” Cookies

While Christine went savory this week, I went sweet!

To celebrate the successful end of my first week of work, I baked a batch of cookies to bring in to share at work.IMG_3292

I found this recipe earlier this spring, and I was intrigued by their name – “I Want To Marry You Cookies.”  I was very intrigued by the name and figured with such a dramatic flare, they had to be worth trying.

They were awesome!

The steps and techniques are a little different from the traditional cookie (cream butter with sugars, then add eggs, then dry, etc).  This recipe called for melting the butter on the stove, adding the sugars once removed from heat, then allowing the melted butter-sugar mixture to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.  Once that is over, you add the eggs, vanilla, and dry ingredients.

Then come the stars: white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and toasted pecans!

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So beautiful, and they make your house smell amazing.

After you scoop the dough into balls, the cookies chill on baking sheets for 30 minutes before going into the oven.  Check out the full recipe here.

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And here you go, the final product.

IMG_3294These cookies use substantially more brown sugar than white, which I find contributes to a wonderful caramel-like flavor.  I also added the toasted pecans when they were still hot, which made some of the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips melt into the dough and add some great swirls to the appearance.  Some cinnamon gives them an even more rounded out flavor, and the oats add to the texture.  These cookies have almost everything you could ask for in a cookie.  Oh, and they definitely went over well at work.

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