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DoubleTree Cookie Recipe

This DoubleTree cookie recipe is my absolute favorite chocolate cookie recipe. I have made these cookies hundreds of times, given them as gifts to friends and mailed them in care packages. These cookies are amazing. If you don't like nuts or are allergic, just omit them.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally published on May 24, 2013, I updated this post to include step by step photos.

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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! And I have to say, these taste even better at home. Once you make them for family and friends, they will ADORE you!

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

First things first, pulse the oats in a food processor.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I usually will pulse at least 2 cups worth and store the rest in a jar in the pantry so I have some ready to go the next time I'm making these DoubleTree Hotel chocolate chip cookies again!

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I measure out and mix the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together with a rubber spatula.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

In another mixing bowl, add both sugars and the butter.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream them together, they will look like this.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Squeeze the lemon.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and eggs, mix until smooth.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add the flour mixture in two batches.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

And mix together until just combined. (Don't overmix.)

DoubleTree Cookie Recipe Photo 2

Add the chocolate chips and the chopped walnuts.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Again don't overmix the dough.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

And then portion out the dough using a cookie scoop. I used to make them huge (like you see above) but I like my dough to go further and make even more cookies for sharing or for those late night cravings. So I use a medium sized cookie scoop now (1.5 tablespoons).

Portion the dough out because this makes your life easier. The dough has to chill and I hate trying to scoop out portions when the dough is rock solid from the refrigerator or the freezer. Chill the dough for a few hours and then bake to your heart's content!

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

And about this DoubleTree cookie recipe…please make them! I put a quick video together on how to make them too! Enjoy!

These chocolate chip cookies are to die for…they are my absolute favorite…I measure all cookies up to these ones!


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DoubleTree Cookie Recipe

Yield: 28-30 large 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
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (two sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips (you can use regular-sized chocolate chips instead)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Pulse oats in a food processor until semi-fine or fine.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly together with a rubbers spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. To a medium-sized mixing bowl, add butter, both sugars. Cream together using an electric hand mixer. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and eggs. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons or you can use a medium-sized one to make even more cookies), scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet. Freeze or refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours or overnight even.
  6. To bake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cookie dough portions onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Bake for 13 to 14  minutes or until desired doneness (for smaller cookies, bake for 12 to 13 minutes).
  7. 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! Here are some tips on how to freeze cookie dough.

Modified from this recipe.

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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.

DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies were easy to make even for someone like me who has Parkinson’s. Although the chocolate chips weren’t evenly distributed and the picture was just so-so, they tasted delicious. My bingo buddies loved them! Can’t wait to make them again soon when this Covid stuff is over. Thanks Julie.

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Love these cookies, they turn out great every time! Just wanted to let you know a by replacing the regular flour with gluten free flour you get an excellent gluten free version.

My weakness is chocolate chip cookies. These look incredible. I will definitely try them.

I have made these cookies and they do taste just like the Doubletree Cookies. My son and I think they are the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

If you haven’t made these oh you must. I am going to make a batch again today. Also, they freeze well unbaked. I followed the directions to the T.

Absolutely loooove this recipe!! I’ve made these 5x and they are a hit in my house. My boyfriend likes them better than the actual cookies from Doubletree!

I make these using Salted Caramel Chips instead of Chocolate Chips then put a little Sea salt on top when the first come out of the oven. Everyone always loves them. Thanks for the receipt and the video!!

Omg, I’m definitely saving this for later! These’re gonna be a definite favorite of my kids and something they will be constantly craving. I’m dying to give these amazing cookies a try! I’m sure they are heaven. I’m planning to make these the next weekend and invite our neighbors in for a cup of tea or coffee. Lucky me, I have all the ingredients at home. Though now I’m thinking of making mine with dark chocolate and white chocolate. Do you think it’d work? I hope it’ll turn out great.
Julie thank you SO MUCH for inspiring me and all of your useful recommendations. I’m your big fan. You put so much love into what you’re doing. Look forward to your new awesome ideas.

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I can say without exaggeration that these are by far the BEST chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. This is definitely my new go-to recipe…

These are THE BEST DANG COOKIE ever! Omgggg. I love this recipe. I love how it has a slight crunch to it but moist and flavorful. Thank you so much for sharing!

I did this recipe and next time I would use half the amount of salt just because I could taste the salt a little bit which my kids didn’t really like. Other than that the cookies came out great. Definitely will do again with less salt. Thank you for the recipe.

Did you use unsalted butter? Using salted butter & the salt makes them taste salty.