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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!

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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.)

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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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Thanks for posting this yummy recipe! Stayed at Doubletree in Chicago in March. Left our luggage after checking out and continued sightseeing. When we went back, we went upstairs and each took a cookie for the road!

I really like double tree chocolate chip cookies! I’m glad I can make them at home now! 🙂

Thank you! Thank you! Very big Thank you!
I just loooooove these cookies!!!!!!
I’m also a chocolate chip cookie obsessed girl and these Doubletree cookies are just to die for!

I’m anxious to make this. One question, tho. If you pulse 2 cups of oats to make more cookies later, what would be the measurement of the pulsed oats for each batch?

Ohhhhh this sounds so delicious!

Wow! So many ingredients that were surprising to me – oats AND lemon? Very intriguing! Love that you use miniature chips too… More chips in each cookie 😉

When you grind up larger batches of oats how much do you use for the recipe?  I know it calls for 1/2 cup prior to grinding…but what amount do you use after they have been ground? Thanks!!

Looks perfectly crunchy and chewy! 🙂

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!

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! 

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

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 😀

It only calls for 1/4 tsp.

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

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

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

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.

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I would have never thought to add lemon juice.