Who would say ‘no’ to you?
I want to marry you cookies. I thought that would get your attention. I saw this recipe floating on Pinterest and was definitely intrigued. I mean, who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie but one that would inspire a marriage proposal? This was worth giving a try.
For the chocolate chip cookie purist however – the no nuts, no fancy white or dark chocolate chips, no oatmeal or peanut butter please, just plain ol’ chocolate chip cookie – hold onto your hat, this might be the recipe that converts you. Alternatively, you could call this the “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-cookie” because there’s literally not a spare square inch of dough that isn’t loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, pecans, oats or cinnamon.
What makes this recipe particularly incredible though is the method of using one pot to melt the butter, then adding the sugars and other ingredients. First off, the sauce pan method means you can literally make this recipe anywhere. No fancy mixers or beaters needed at all. I will admit that I’ve actually made these in a hotel once, no joke. The other proposal-inducing element was the amazing smells of rich butter melting with sugar, cinnamon and chocolate…it’ll melt in your mouth, and quite possibly melt your heart.
- 1 cup butter
- 1-1/4 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup uncooked rolled (or old fashioned) oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup roughly chopped, toasted pecans
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until melted and bubbles disappear. Remove from the heat.
- Add both sugars and stir until incorporated and smooth. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes in the fridge.
- Remove from the fridge and stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl mix the flours, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and then add to wet mixture.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips, chocolate chips and pecans until just combined.
- Use a scoop or roll by hand into medium-size balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool for several minutes on pan, then transfer to cooling rack.