12 Days of Christmas Cookies: ‘Merry Marry’ chocolate chip cookies

Christmas Cookies

We’ve entered the next quarter cup of our 12 days of Christmas cookies. That’s right, we’re here today with day four as we continue our march down candy cane lane to show you some of the best cookies of the season.

Ryan McCarthy is a home baker and holiday cookie maker. He’s here to share the recipe for “I want to marry you’ chocolate chip cookies.” He says it’s so good it may come with a surprise Christmas engagement. Or, at the very least, a “Merry Christmas.”

“Merry Marry”

Serves: 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ sugar 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
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roughly chopped toasted pecan


  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 and egg yolk and vanilla
  4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and stir together
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecan
  6. Roll by hand into medium-sized balls or use a scoop, and place on a sheet pan. If desired, tuck extra chips and pecans over the tops of dough mounds for a lovely appearance
  7. Chill, on sheet pan for 30 minutes
  8. Preheat over 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 plan and then transfer to cooling rack.
  9. Watch the proposals coming pouring in!!!
These delicious chocolate chip cookies are the key to getting that “yes” when you propose!

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