Quick and Easy: Want to Marry Me? Cookies

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Want to Marry Me CookiesHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. He’s Just Not That Into You. The Sweetest Thing. Rom-coms like these are just what the doctor ordered when you want to laugh at the stereotypical behavior of the opposite sex and need a glimmer of hope that someday you’ll have your own happy ending.

Let’s be real: Dating is not easy. Especially not when you’re a busy professional, and even more so when you’re over 35. But, perhaps, the best part of the entire experience is learning about yourself — what you want, what you don’t want, when to hang in there, and when to let go. It’s exciting to think that with every “swipe,” chat, e-mail, phone call, text message and date, you get <this> much closer to finding “the one.”

Enter these cookies.

I saw this recipe on I Am Baker, and pinned it to my Sweets I Want to Eat board. I knew there’d come a perfect time to bake them. I just didn’t know I’d be inspired to do so today. Sometimes my infinite wisdom scares me. Really.

True to TRB’s typical m.o., I didn’t follow the recipe to the letter. I probably should have, but I didn’t. Call it defiance. Call it reckless abandon. It’s more like: I-was-too-lazy-to-dirty-a-saucepan-and-just-wanted-to-use-one-bowl. So, I went with the good old fashioned Toll House cookie base. Then, I added the oats, cinnamon, and semi-sweet and white chocolate chips. All is still right with the world. You should certainly feel free to follow the original recipe, though. I won’t be offended. I promise.

I should also point out that I found a bit of discrepancy over the name of this recipe — the original (on Cooking Channel) is “I Want to Marry You,” while I Am Baker’s version is “Marry Me.” So, I’m going with “Want to Marry Me?” because, when I do find the “right” guy, I’ll be making these cookies again. Hopefully, he’ll be inspired to ask that fateful question — after sampling these delicious cookies, of course.

Want to Marry Me CookiesWant to Marry Me? Cookies
(Original recipe from Cooking Channel; also seen on I Am Baker; adapted by TRB using the Toll House recipe)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

1. Cream the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well-combined. Stir in vanilla extract.

2. Add flour, baking soda, salt, oats and cinnamon. Mix until dry ingredients are well-incorporated. Add chips and gently fold into dough. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. In the meantime, prepare baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon dough by teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets, taking care to leave plenty of space between each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.

4. Remove from oven. Cool completely on rack. Store in an airtight container — if there are any left!

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