Skip Fancy, Serve the Marry Maddi at Your Wedding, or Your TV Binge Night

Casey is Hub's little brother.  We sure do love that kid! Well, he is not really a kid, he is actually a grown man who fights fires and loves sweet Maddi, his new bride!  Casey and Maddi's southern barn style wedding was last month. It was adorbs, like them, and the reception was incredibly sweet, in more ways than one! 
Let me let you in on a little secret.
Even if little boys grow up to be strong husbands, they don't necessarily outgrow cookie time! Just because Hub's little brother is married now doesn't mean milk and cookies are not still an essential part of every day living for him. In the south that's just how our men roll.  So along with the bride's beautiful cake and the cheese and beef jerky, Casey served a huge platter of chocolate chip cookies and big frosty pitchers of ice cold beer milk!  

Let's be honest, there's a bit of kid in all of us when it comes to milk and cookies, right? Becoming a Mr. or Mrs. doesn't change that.  So I politely helped myself to one of Casey's wedding day chocolate chippers ...or two. Okay, I had four. Yep, sure did!  And I had four more the other night when I whipped up the recipe in my very own kitchen! Can you believe the wedding caterer just ponied up this recipe? I mean, really, I was shocked! Martha would have never done that! But who needs Martha? We got this.  

And since the caterer didn't share the name of the recipe with me, I named my cookies in honor of Casey and Maddi.  It's just the right thing to do. 

So here is the recipe for the fanciest cookie you will find at our family weddings:

preheat oven to 350℉
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
Cream together: 
1 c butter, 1 c sugar and 1 c brown sugar. Add 2 eggs to above mixture, one at a time. Add 1tsp vanilla. 

In separate bowl, mix together: 2 c flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt. 
Slowly incorporate the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, then add 2c oats. (I use old fashion oats. I think they are best for everything.)
 Stir in about 2 cups chocolate chips plus nuts. Together the nuts and chocolate chips should be about 2 cups or less.  I actually used less, but you can add to suite your own liking. I have found when using bittersweet chocolate, you don't need as much. Milk chocolate chips I am sure would be great too! 
Drop by large spoons onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Don't over bake! 
 Cool on wire rack until cooled a bit, then thank God for his blessings, and gobble them down with a big ole glass of frigid whole milk. OH! And hide a few for a midnight snack! *wink

This recipe made about three dozen cookies! I ate a handful right out of the oven! Then, I shared a dozen or so with neighbors. I am not even sure where the rest of them went, but by morning they were all gone from my cookie platter.  Not surprising though, a man child lives here too, ya know! haha  

Actually, it is good that the entire platter of chewy chocolatey heaven got totally scarfed down before morning, had they not have been breakfast plans would have changed! And although it is fine to start out a marriage on a plate full of cookies and milk when you are a youthful bride and groom with many years ahead to work off that sugar high, I guess when you are not so youthful anymore, like Hubs and me, you should stick with a bit more protein with your milk. Sadly, you gotta draw the line somewhere. 

Seriously tho, these cookies are a marriage made in heaven for me, and I will be making them forevermore.  I bet you will too! 

~Blessings Y'all!, 

If you like this recipe check my HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM  
And if you happen to need a great cookie sheet, buy this one! I've had mine forever and love it! 

This is Casey & Maddi just moments after their nuptials.  Aw, aren't they precious? Love these "not so much kids anymore"! 

CONGRATULATIONS MADDI AND CASEY! And aren't you glad I snagged this amazing cookie recipe for you...and me? ~Pj 

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