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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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Perfection. Definitely need to make this. I haven’t baked cookies in so long!

Oh yes! I have to make these, they look so perfect!

I remember anna over at cookie madness doing this recipe years ago, and I feeling bad that I’ve never heard of them. That’s my lack of traveling right there. LOL

Ooh, they look so soft and perfect–yum!

I am always on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie… I will try these for sure. Thanks. I wish my community had a food blogger bake sale. How do you even know if another blogger lives in the same area…;)

I love those cookies! Yours look even better!

Oh my god these look delicious!! I think I found what I want to bake tomorrow when I get home.. Great post!

chocolate chip cookies never get old! I could make them every week, haha!

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and I made these today with a few tweaks (I live at an elevation of about 7000 ft) and they came out so wonderful! Crispy edges and soft chewy middles! So good!!

These look soooo good, a perfect cookie! Congrats, on a successful bake sale! What a great cause!

As always, you’re amazing, Julie. love your recipe, video, and willingness to help! We all love doubletree hotel cookies, in fact, that’s the main reason we stayed there most of the time. ;D

Want these right now! Thanks for the recipe!


The cookies look great! What’s the texture of the cookies?

Ha — the pull-back reminds me of something I was going to talk to you and Kiersten about. 😉

And .. I am so SAD that I don’t have choc chips in my cabinet right now. That needs to be remedied STAT.

Oh these look gooooood! I really wanted to participate in a food bloggers bake sale but the closets one to me is several hours away.

Ohhh chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. Love that they have oat in them too! That makes them kind of healthy, right? 🙂

These looks are full of yumminess! They look PERFECT Julie 🙂

These cookies were AMAZING! I’m so glad you posted the recipe so we can make them at home. Jon couldn’t stop raving about them and we all know he is like a NY time food critic! lol. Thanks again for being such a great co-organzier with me!

Ah no you are not a nerd! lol
Well, I can’t blame you, choco chip cookies are some of the best and naming 3 recipes “the best ever” is alright. We all do that 😉
wow 700 $ for the bake sale! Congrats to that, awesome achievement.

Have a nice weekend!

I have never had their cookies, but they sound yummy!!

WOW. These are amazing! As soon as I read “Doubltree” my mouth watered. I can’t wait to try these!

So incredibly perfect and delicious looking!! I wish I could have two… or three right now!

Looks like a tasty cookie and packed with chips! Just how I like em’ Can I request you for the next Great cookie swap? 😉

I’m the same way with chocolate chip cookies, I love them all! Great share, I will be making these!

These cookies look fabulous!

I appreciate you sharing the pull back shots. They are a great reference since I am new to food styling and photography.

So glad the sale was successful. Great job remaking these cookies…they look amazing!

I’ve never heard of these cookies but they do look scrumptious! Pinning! PS Love your behind the scenes shot!

UMM hello I love double tree cookies! I used to always go to the front desk and ask for just one more please! LOL and I totally agree with chocolate chip cookies, I have so many favorites 🙂

I was just looking for some cookies to take to a gathering. These are going to be the ones. Thanks!

oh yes. making these now!

Sometimes I pick the Double Tree Hotel just so I can get these delicious cookies! Now I can make them at home. Thanks Julie!

I’ve made these cookies! Stayed at a DoubleTree once and was very pleasantly surprised by these big warm cookies. They wouldn’t give me the recipe (of course) so I made the copycat. I don’t know if it’s from being tired after traveling and the surprise of a fresh cookie just makes it taste better under that scenario but the ones I made at home just weren’t quite the ones I got at DoubleTree. But that’s okay! I agree that they are delicious nonetheless!

I love the video! I probably would have just run off with the bowl of cookie dough and a spoon. Now I’m totally craving these…

Yeah… I have an obsession as well… which is why I usually avoid making them. But how can I avoid trying these beauties?!?!

I was going to make these!! Such a fun recipe!

These look straight up PERFECT! Also, can’t wait to hear more about that conference!

These look perfect!

These look perfect. Wow! You did an awesome job! I want one for breakfast!

Your cookies are gorgeous & I can see why they’re in the top 3 of choc chip cookie recipes! I want to try these! I’ve never even seen a copycat recipe for the DT cookies. But now I know where to come to get it 🙂

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