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Doubletree Hotel Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies! Okay, sooo I have an obsession with cookies and chocolate chip cookies. Each one I have made, I call them the best ever! Now everyone thinks I’m lying. I guess I have to say I have three favorite recipes. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is now in the top three too. Have you stayed at a Doubletree Hotel before? They give you these fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and they are heaven. I’m so happy to have found a recipe in my searches, so I can make them at home!

Food Blogger Bake Sale

I made these cookies for our food blogger bake sale this year! Huge thanks go out to all of the bloggers who participate this year: Katie’s Cucina (my co-organizer! here’s her recap), Kokocooks, Forkful, Live Pretty, Simply Southern Baking and My Sweet Zepol. We raised almost $700 for Share our Strength! And huge thanks go out to the Winter Garden Harvest Festival — they let us combine our bake sale with their festival which was a blast!

Food Blogger Bake Sale

There’s our great group! What a lovely bunch of ladies!

Food Blogger Bake SaleAnd oh my goodness, we had generous sponsors donate prizes for our wonderful raffles including: KitchenAidOXOKINGS BowlingWorld MarketTommy Bahamas Restaurant & BarFirstWatchCRAVEPretty Flips and Mannix Vanilla. Thank you so much to these wonderful companies!

Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

This past weekend, I helped organize a food blog conference along with Jaden & Scott, Todd & Diane and Lindsay — it was a blast, I’ll share more in the coming weeks. But I did want to share something quickly, during Todd & Diane’s talk, they asked me to share a few photos from my behind the scenes. I thought I would share a shot from their presentation and show a little of what a pull back shot looks like of these chocolate chip cookies! You probably think I’m a total nerd but I like to share these occasionally on instagram so follow me there if you’re the least bit interested!

Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

And about these cookies…please make them! I put a quick video together on how to make them too! Enjoy!

Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies from

An update: I make these cookies ALL the time! I find that miniature chocolate chips work even better than regular-sized. And above is how I first freeze the dough right after making the cookie dough. Check out how to freeze cookie dough.

If you make any of recipes and decide to share them on instagram or twitter be sure to tag me @thelittlekitchn and use the hashtag #thelittlekitchenrecipes! I love seeing your posts and photos!

Doubletree Hotel Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Yield: 28-30 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Having made these cookies a bunch of times, my favorite semisweet chocolate chips for this recipe are Ghirardelli miniature ones.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (two sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli or Nestle)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Pulse oats in a food processor until semi-fine or fine. Set aside.
  2. Add butter, both sugars, vanilla extract and lemon juice to a large mixing bowl. Cream together using an electric hand mixer. Add eggs one at a time and mix until you have a smooth mixture. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bottom of the bowl with a spatula at least once.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly together with a rubbers spatula or wooden spoon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula, being careful not to overmix. Drop in the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix until both are evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough. Again, be careful not to overmix or they will have a cake-like texture.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet. Freeze or refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours or overnight even.
  5. To bake: Place cookie dough portions onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Bake 350 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until desired doneness. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack if storing. Store in a sealed container with a slice of sandwich bread to ensure softness of cookies.

Tip: Freezing your cookie dough for later, let’s you have fresh baked cookies anytime you want them! Check out my article on how to freeze cookie dough.

Just tweaked just a teeny bit from this recipe.

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Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. I would have never thought to add lemon juice.

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  4. These are amazing. I just freeze them, already shaped, and throw them in the oven whenever I need some cookies. They are so soft and chewy and perfect.

  5. I travel a lot and my favorite place to stay is a Doubletree for these cookies. Love these cookies!

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  12. I’ve made these at least 5 times already so I feel like I should comment! This is my go-to recipe every time I need to take cookies anywhere and I want them to be really, really good. I recently baked about 90 of these bad boys for a crew of 40 guys and they were gone before I could turn around.

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  15. I don’t own a food processor- what should I do about pulsing the oats?

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  17. Do you have to freeze the cookies before making no matter what? Or only if your freezing the dough anyways?

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  20. They so good! are they crispy?

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  22. Tomorrow is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and I know what I want!

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  24. Is it required to put these in the freezer before baking or just an option?

  25. I do not own a food processor. Can I use a blender with a pulse option? Thx!

  26. I loved the texture of these cookies so soft and beautiful but i’d put much less chocolate chips next time, they were way too sweet. and I’ll skip the cinnamon too.. i put 1 tsp but it was over powering and didnt work well with the flavor of this particular cookie. thanks for sharing the recipe though 😀

  27. Hi I follow your recipes here in England but I don’t know what you call sticks of butter. In England butter is sold in 8ounce packs, how much would 2 sticks represent. They sound delicious, can’t wait to try them. Sue

  28. LOVE this recipe! I didn’t have mini chocolate chips, but used a combination of milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate chips. Oh, these are divine in every way. I shared them with others and they loved them, too! Making more today and can’t wait for that first bite of one from the next batch! 

  29. I found this recipe a while ago and printed it to try out. I’ve made it quite a few times since, and they’re always a crowd favorite! I have switched up the nuts and chocolate for what I have on hand (pecans or walnuts; minis, semi-sweet, hand-chopped dark chocolate, etc.) but I always find myself coming back to this recipe. Around the holidays last year, I made a double batch and sent them to friends and family. I find myself keeping some of the dough in the freezer whenever I make a batch, and I can always pull out just a few to have fresh cookies after dinner. So good!

    I’ve never stayed at doubletree, but I hope their cookies could compare, because these are the best! I’ve just whipped up another batch, and thought it was time to let you know. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

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