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Doubletree Cookies: a Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Cookie Recipe

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A copycat recipe for Doubletree Cookies, the famous chocolate chip cookies from the Hilton Doubletree Hotels

Have you tasted the world-famous DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Cookies? They’re meant to make guests feel special so you know they must be something exceptional.

If you have tasted them, you’ll be eager to make this copycat DoubleTree cookie recipe at home. If you haven’t—you’ll be glad to try this copycat DoubleTree cookie recipe at home.

It’s especially perfect served warm with a glass of cold milk.

Hilton Doubletree Cookie Recipe

The cookies have the best chewy texture (not too hard, not too soft), they’re butter rich, and they have an insane amount of chocolate chips.

 

Chocolate chips are one of my favorite things.

When baking, I like to pop a few in my mouth for sustenance as I work. 😉

And I can’t forget the chopped walnuts. I’m even in love with eating the dough before it bakes!  But before we get to the recipe, let me tell you the DoubleTree cookie story.

copycat hilton doubletree cookie recipe

And say thanks to Fleischmann’s Baking Powder for sponsoring this post!

Long ago and far away…well…in the early 1980s. Many hotels gave their VIP guests sweet perks such as specialty chocolates and mints.

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel decided they wanted each guest to feel special and cared for and they began gifting every guest with a delicious, freshly baked cookie.

It proved so popular that now they give out approximately 65,000 cookies every day. That’s more than 25,000,000 cookies a year.

The DoubleTree Cookie also does community service: Over 1,250,000 cookies have been donated to doctors, nurses, firefighters, homeless shelters, and food banks.

Ingredients for doubletree cookie recipe

And like all good cookies, the DoubleTree Cookies are baked fresh on location every day. The secret recipe is protected so every guest gets the same delicious cookie at every one of their more than 500 hotels in over 40 countries and territories.

You can buy their cookies, too, from authorized sources that hold the secret recipe. But why wait when you can bake your own amazing copycat version?

Doubletree Cookie Recipe

Be sure to start with quality ingredients. Ingredients you can trust make a huge difference in kitchen creations.

You’ll taste the difference real butter makes. Use real chocolate chips and vanilla, too. Fresh walnuts taste the best. Sea salt is my choice over regular table salt.

And I especially like Fleischmann’s Baking Powder because it is aluminum and gluten free. Fleischmann’s has been inspiring confidence for over 100 years so you know they’re a perfect baking partner.

Even though I’m about to share a copycat version of the world-famous DoubleTree Cookie, I admit I sometimes tweak the recipe even more. I know—the nerve!

But recipe experimenting is one of my favorite things.

Fleischmann's Baking Powder

If you want to create a really decadent cookie, add about half a cup of coconut flakes and about half a cup of raisins or dried cranberries.

You can substitute one cup of white chocolate chunks for the chocolate chips, too. The taste is oh-so-excellent!

My advice? Bake the cookies both ways.

Do a little quality control, too. Snacking on warm, freshly baked cookies is good for the soul. Hotel guests all over the world would agree.

Copycat Recipe for Hilton Doubletree Cookies

Ingredients for Doubletree Cookies

Before we get started, let’s get together the ingredients for these amazing chocolate chip walnut cookies!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or oat flour)
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann’s Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes, optional

How to Make Doubletree Cookies

You won’t need to travel to enjoy these hotel cookies!

To start, pulse oats in a food processor until it resembles flour.

In small mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars, 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and eggs.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix with a spatula, being careful not to overmix. Add chocolate chips and walnuts; stir to combine.

Using cookie scoop, portion cookie dough onto lined baking sheet. Refrigerate cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours.

To bake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until slightly golden.

Doubletree Cookie Recipe

Cold milk, hot chocolate, tea, or full-bodied coffee make delightful dunking beverages.

Better bake some quick. Why should only hotel guests feel special and cared for? As Dorothy always says, “There’s no place like home!”

And there’s no cookie recipe like this copycat DoubleTree Cookie recipe. It’s the best.

Recipe for Hilton Doubletree Copycat Recipe

Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Cookie Recipe

A COPYCAT RECIPE FOR DOUBLETREE COOKIES, THE FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FROM THE HILTON DOUBLETREE HOTELS.
5 from 8 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: doubletree cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chilling: 2 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 57kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or oat flour
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann’s Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes optional

Instructions

  • Pulse oats in a food processor until resembling flour.
  • In small mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars, 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix with a spatula, being careful not to overmix. Add chocolate chips and walnuts; stir to combine.
  • Using cookie scoop, portion cookie dough onto lined baking sheet. Refrigerate cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours.
  • To bake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until slightly golden.

Video

Notes

TIP: use some flaked salt for that delightful salty-sweet flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal
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A copycat recipe for Doubletree Cookies, the famous chocolate chip cookies from the Hilton Doubletree Hotels
Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    26 Comments

    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      These are so amazing! I am making them again this weekend!

    2. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 2:34 am

      This Chocolate chips recipe is seriously so amazing!

    3. Lisa

      July 1, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Question: What is the purpose of the lemon juice in this recipe? I am intrigued!

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        August 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

        The lemon juice is supposed to help make the cookie chewier! 🙂

    4. Justine

      July 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      So, If I’m understanding the recipe you put the cookies in the fridge not the mixing bowl? Two to four hours with the cookies on the baking sheet then bake. I only have 2 cookie sheets will that be enough? I dont wsnt to come across as being dumb but I dont understand this part of the recipe. Please help me!

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        August 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

        You put the balls of dough on the baking sheet and then refrigerate. Pull them out of the refrigerator and bake them.

        If you’re only working with two baking sheets, you can roll them into balls, place them in a cake pan and then transfer them to the baking sheet when you’re ready to bake, so they have time to chill.

    5. Kat Bell

      July 27, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      I am looking at the ingredients on the back of the package right now in a Doubletree Hilton Hotel. These cookies have Propylene Glycol in them which is an ingredient frequently used in hair products that has been shown to cause cancer. Hmmm… Also Artificial Flavors and Sodium Bisulfite Preservative and coloring.

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        July 28, 2018 at 9:43 am

        Great reason to make them homemade then and leave out that stuff! 🙂

    6. dayna

      August 20, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      I just made these for my last childs first last day of school. They are fantastic!
      I always chill my cookies in balls on one cookie sheet then transfer 12 (or whatever fit) onto another cookie sheet that isn’t cold because the cold one will lower the oven temp. Just in case the person who said they only have two cookie sheets is reading responses 🙂
      Thanks for a great recipe!

    7. Rachel

      August 27, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Do you have to add walnuts? We aren’t a fan of nuts in cookies!?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        August 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        No, you could definitely leave them out if you don’t like them!

    8. Lynne Hamilton

      August 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      These cookies are To Die For.

    9. Denise Diskin

      September 2, 2018 at 8:15 am

      Isn’t 2 tablespoons of salt excessive? I like sea salt but I never heard of adding 2 tablespoons of any kind of salt in cookies.

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        November 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        The sea salt doesn’t go in the cookies – it’s just a teaspoon in the cookies.. the sea salt is to sprinkle on top if you’d like to 🙂 Have a great day!

    10. Geri

      September 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      When do you use the sea salt flakes? Before or after baking?

    11. Mary Williams

      October 18, 2018 at 5:21 am

      I’ve saved your recipe for a while now and just got around to try them out yesterday. And i gotta tell u it was amazing… I racklesssly put the ingredients together instead of mixing them separately like it was told because my sons are around “helping” me out… I doubted it would work out when I saw the dough was too wet, but I baked them anyway and they turned out great!! Gooey on the center and the choc chips melted deliciously…

      I figure it will be perfect if I follow your recipe to the dot the next time.
      I omit the nuts cause i dont have any…

      Thank U so much for the recipe, its the best… 🙂

    12. DJ

      October 27, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      In the video, is the cookie scoop the same size as an ice cream scoop? Also are the sea salt flakes mixed in with the ingredients or sprinkled on top before baking?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        October 28, 2018 at 7:57 am

        It’s a large cookie scoop in the video. You can sprinkle on top, if you’d like!

    13. Paula Hammond

      November 12, 2018 at 10:17 am

      When do you use the sea salt? And why 2 Tablespoons. The first of the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        November 12, 2018 at 11:28 am

        You put one teaspoon of salt IN the cookies and then you can sprinkle the sea salt on top of the cookies if you would like to. Enjoy 🙂

    14. Donna

      November 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      What specific scoop size do we use? What is the measurement across as sometimes it’s more accurate than small, medium and large.

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        November 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        Hi, Donna – I don’t have a specific measurement, sorry! Have a great day!

    15. Jean

      November 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve always seen chocolate chip cookie recipes use baking soda.This is the only one I’ve ever seen using baking powder. Can you please explain the difference & why you chose baking powder? Thank you

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        November 16, 2018 at 10:04 am

        The baking powder makes the chocolate chip cookies fluff up versus spread out. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day 🙂

    16. (Author) Ginger Elinburg

      December 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      These cookies get a 5 – star rating from me! They are soft and chewy and taste like Christmas 💕💕 Thank you ☺️

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