Signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 15, 2021
You don't have to be away from home to enjoy those famous DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies! Whip up a batch right at home with the hotel's beloved signature recipe.  And believe me, with these big, thick, and fully-loaded cookies, there's a whole lot to love.

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If you've ever stayed at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, you know these cookies.  And when I say know them, I mean know them and love them.

And with these big, thick, substantial cookies, there's certainly a whole lot to love.

Back in my corporate America traveling days, I spent more than my fair share of time staying at DoubleTree hotels.  

I was what corporate America labeled a "road warrior," traveling almost every week for the first 8 or so years of my career.  As a technology consultant and then recruiting manager hiring for the same roles I used to fill, I typically flew out from my home-city of Charlotte, NC every Monday morning, generally to return home sometime each Friday afternoon. 

And truly when you're traveling all the time like that, something as seemingly small as a chocolate chip cookie can and does provide you a great deal of comfort.

With these big, thick, substantial cookies, there's certainly a whole lot to love.

I will admit, anytime I was checking into a DoubleTree hotel, I looked forward to that signature DoubleTree cookie more than one probably should.  

Soft and thick, loaded with chocolate chips, baked fresh on-site and handed to you warm from the front desk's cookie-warming drawer, that cookie was truly a bit of tastes-like-home comfort.

I've since left that corporate America "road warrior" life.  But it sure doesn't mean I've lost my love for DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies!  And a couple years back on a spring break trip to Charleston, SC, I had the pleasure of introducing my then 7-year-old daughter to the DoubleTree cookie deliciousness, too. -- Creating a second signature cookie lover in the family.

Fortunately for us, we can enjoy rich and delicious DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies right at home.  In April, 2020, the hotel chain revealed their DoubleTree signature cookie recipe so its cookie lovers could bake them up themselves. 

I'm happy to say, these chocolate chip-loaded beauties are just as great as I remember. -- And I'm also so happy to say, I don't have to be away from home to enjoy them!

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What makes DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies different?

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies are truly like no other chocolate chip cookies around.  Here's what sets them apart from other chocolate chip cookies:  

  • Their size - First and foremost, their size sets DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies apart from others.  These cookies use a full 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie.  And since that dough doesn't spread much as it bakes, the result is nice large, thick, substantial cookies.

  • Increased vanilla - This recipe has a touch more vanilla extract than most chocolate chip cookie recipes, and it brings a nice rich bump of flavor.

  • A pinch of cinnamon - Not so much that you truly taste cinnamon, but just a little pinch of cinnamon in the dough enhances the baked cookies' flavor.

  • Lemon juice - A small bit of lemon juice helps make for a chewier cookie.

  • Oats - Mixing old-fashioned rolled oats into the dough adds texture to the baked cookies.

  • They're loaded! - With an increased amount of chocolate chips and a good dose of chopped walnuts, these cookies are deliciously fully loaded.

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DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:

To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Unsalted butter - be sure it's softened
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice - fresh if possible, though bottled works too
  • All-purpose flour
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped walnuts - though we actually prefer chopped pecans!

Scoop of DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Image

How to Make DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies come together just as easily as regular chocolate chip cookies, with just a few extra ingredients added in.

Just as with regular chocolate chip cookies, start by creaming together some butter, sugar, and brown sugar.  Mix these for a full 2 minutes to get them well incorporated and creamy.  Add in eggs, vanilla extract, and a small bit of lemon juice. -- The lemon juice helps create a chewier cookie.  Mix for another 2 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

An ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop works fabulously for scooping the cookie dough.

In a separate bowl, combine some flour, old-fashioned oats, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. With an electric mixer running at low speed, add this flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix for only about 45 seconds until the dry ingredients are just barely combined with the wet.
Then by hand, stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
Scoop a full 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie, placing the scoops on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  An ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop works fabulously for scooping the cookie dough.

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls on Baking Sheet Image

Then bake the cookies up until the edges are a light golden brown, and the cookies' centers are still soft.

Since these DoubleTree cookies are large and bake at a lower temperature than most chocolate chip cookies, the cooking time is longer than is typical for cookies.  Each pan will need to bake for about 20 to 23 minutes.

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Once baked, cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes. Then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.  

And then? --  You're ready to enjoy their soft, chocolatey deliciousness!

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So if you're a fan of these iconic DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies, use this recipe to whip up a batch right at home.  And if you've never had the opportunity to stay at a DoubleTree and try them? Well, now's your chance. -- No travel or hotel stay needed!

And believe me, with these big, thick, substantial, and loaded cookies, there's certainly a whole lot to love.

Check out these other super tasty chocolate chip cookie recipes:
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Cookies & Bars
American
Yield: 26 cookies
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

You don't have to be away from home to enjoy those famous DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies! Whip up a batch right at home with the hotel's beloved signature recipe. And believe me, with these big, thick, and fully-loaded cookies, there's a whole lot to love.
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 50 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c. unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 c. + 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 c. Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice; mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium, and mix for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. With the mixer on low speed, add to butter mixture. Mix for about 45 seconds; do not overmix.
  4. By hand, stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Scoop 3 tablespoons dough per cookie; place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 300℉ for 20-23 minutes, until edges are light golden brown and centers are still soft.
  7. Cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes. Then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. An ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop works fabulously for scooping the cookie dough.
  2. The original DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for walnuts, but we actually prefer these with pecans. Either works, so choose your favorite!



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