I Want to Marry You Cookies

Do you want to get married?

I got married back in 1994.  It was hotter than blue blazes that day.  It was a sign.

Aw, I can’t really complain, though, because 10 years after our breakup I went back for another round.  What the heck???

But sometimes things happen for a reason, and without my messed up marriage and breakups, I wouldn’t have met Sid (love you, hon!), which means I would still be waiting on JT and my heart would be completely shattered.  So I really really can’t complain.  So I won’t.

That’s not to say that I’m exactly eager to jump back on the marriage wagon (somedays I think I can I think I can then other days I’m scared to death).  Does anyone have a paper bag?  Hyperventilating over here.

Just remember, you deserve the best!  If a relationship isn’t what you were hoping for, do something about it!!!  Your desires, hopes and dreams really are important and so are you!



My baby!!!

Now, if you are waiting on Mr. Right, or if you think you have met Mr. Right, or if you’re happily married and would do it all again . . . these cookies are the perfect way to entice, propose or surprise.  That’s why they’re called I Want to Marry You Cookies.  Pretty sure they’ll seal the deal.




This recipe uses melted butter – a first for me!  I think the melted butter makes the cookies just a little different; the texture is very soft (a must for me), yet dense.  There’s two refrigeration times during the recipe, and I did stick to them.  I’m not sure how the cookies turn out without that refrigeration, but I’d bet they get really thin and flat.  I added a few sweet extras on the top.  Just to make them look extra sweet.


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I Want to marry You Cookies

Glamour shot . . .

Maybe we should set a date.

I Want to Marry You Cookies

By January 16, 2016

These cookies use melted butter and have two refrigeration periods.  Use them to suit your needs during this most romantic holiday . . .entice, propose or surprise!  These cookies are completely lovable!

  • Prep Time : 60 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 3 dozen
  • Allergens : , ,


  1. Warm a cast iron skillet on the stove and toast the pecans, tossing frequently until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, pour into the mixer bowl and add the sugars.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. While the sugar/butter mixture is chilling, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats together in a medium bowl.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar/butter mixture in the mixing bowl, mix until just combined, pausing to scrape down the sides and bottom.
  6. Add the mix -ins.  Mix just until evenly distributed.
  7. Scoop and roll the cookies into balls and place on a baking sheet.  Garnish the tops.  (I added the pink garnishes about 10 minutes into baking).  Chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  9. Place the cookies on parchment or silicon sheet-lined baking pans, about 6 - 8 to a pan.  They spread.
  10. Bake for about 15 - 18 minutes - I baked mine for 16 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on the baking sheet then transfer to cooking rack.
  12. Get married.  Ah!!!
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7 Responses to I Want to Marry You Cookies

  1. Jen

    Love the “marry me cookie idea” ! And, yes, set a date Julie ! 😉

    • Profile photo of Julie

      LOL! Ahhhhh!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. ritahcrowe

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, yes! Looks like Valentines Day too! And we thank you, Julie, for taking the journey you did — or you wouldn’t be in our lives either! Still remember the day Sid brought you here to meet us. You went inside for a moment, and I couldn’t wait to tell him “Sid, don’t (another word) screw this up!” I knew immediately you that you were a keeper!

    • Profile photo of Julie

      Priceless! And so far, so good! Things definitely happen for a reason!!! And only 5 miles up the mountain and even on the same side of the road! It’s been a strange journey, but totally worth it!!! Thank you, Rita! 😉

  3. Brenda Singer

    Did you post the recipe and I’m just not seeing it? :-/

    • jbailey25jb

      Yep, all of my recipes disappeared today. The whole site. I’ll have to see what’s going on!!! 😐

      • Profile photo of Julie

        Recipes are back, Brenda! Shwew!

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