September 7, 2023Review Recipe
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Have you tasted the world-famous Hilton DoubleTree cookies, made to make hotel guests feel special? 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.
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 after a long day of travel and they began gifting every guest with a delicious, freshly baked delicious chocolate chip cookie.
But why wait when you can bake the real thing at home in your own kitchen?
DoubleTree Cookies Ingredients
These delectable treats are famous all over the world for their irresistible taste and texture.
Bite into one, and you’ll experience a burst of sweet, buttery goodness that’s bound to leave you craving for more.
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- ¾ cup of packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1¼ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2¼ cups of all-purpose flour
- ½ cup of old-fashioned oats (rolled oats)
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Pinch cinnamon
- 2⅔ cups of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1¾ cups of chopped walnuts
Substitutions And Additions
NUTS: If you do not like nuts or can’t eat them, you can leave them out of this recipe.
SALT: If you’d like something extra, use some flaked salt for a delightful salty-sweet flavor.
How To Make This DoubleTree Cookies Recipe
The following is the official chocolate chip cookie recipe courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels.
STEP ONE: Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
STEP TWO: Add the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. Blend with the mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
STEP THREE: With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Blend for about 45 seconds, but don’t overmix.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Do not overmix or you may end up with crumbly cookies.
STEP FOUR: Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
STEP FIVE: Portion the dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
A large cookie scoop holds about 3 tablespoons of dough and should be the right size for these cookies.
STEP SIX: Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake cookies for 20 to 23 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is still soft.
STEP SEVEN: Remove the warm cookies from the oven and cool them on the baking sheet for about 1 hour.
How To Serve These DoubleTree Cookies
Serve these gooey chocolate chip cookies warm with a glass of cold milk, a cup of tea, or our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, or southern strawberry sweet tea. It will bring back fond memories of adventures and travel.
You could opt for a classic glass of cold milk, which provides a cool contrast to the warmth of the cookie and helps to balance out its rich flavor.
Alternatively, you could pair them with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea, allowing the blend of flavors to meld together for an even more satisfying experience.
This isn’t just a copycat recipe, we have the actual official DoubleTree cookie recipe for you to try at home. It’s especially perfect served warm with a glass of cold milk. As are these amazing peanut butter oatmeal cookies and blueberry cookies.
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Whether you’re planning ahead, need to keep leftovers, or want to stock up for later, here are some tips on how to store these irresistible cookies.
MAKE AHEAD: If you want to get a head start on your baking, you can prepare the cookie dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours. Simply shape the dough into individual portions using a cookie scoop or spoon, and place them on a lined baking sheet. Cover the sheet tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent any moisture from getting in.
When you’re ready to bake, simply preheat the oven and pop the chilled cookie dough onto a baking sheet. You may need to add a minute or two to the baking time since the dough is cold.
ON THE COUNTER: Store these chewy chocolate chip cookies in a container on the counter for up to 5 days.
IN THE FREEZER: Store these famous DoubleTree cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen cookies on the counter before serving.
These cookies proved so popular that now they give out approximately 65,000 cookies every day. That’s more than 25,000,000 cookies a year.
We love that the real DoubleTree cookies recipe—with rolled oats, walnuts, and warm chocolate chips—was released to help spread some joy. Now everyone can feel like a hotel guest right in their home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can freeze these famous chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container.
You can definitely leave the nuts out if you don’t like them.
The recipe calls for lemon juice as it helps to make the cookies chewier.
A large cookie scoop would give you 3 tablespoon-sized balls of dough.
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 2¼ cups flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 2⅔ cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1¾ cups walnuts, chopped
- Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. Blend with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl.
- With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Blend for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Portion the dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and the center is still soft.
- Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for about 1 hour.
- Do not overmix, or you may end up with crumbly cookies.
- A large cookie scoop holds about 3 tablespoons of dough and should be the right size for these cookies.
- If you’d like something extra, use some flaked salt for a delightful salty-sweet flavor.