★★★★★

Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies

THE SECRET IS OUT! Warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies are yours to enjoy–no travel required. Here’s the Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe you’ve been waiting for!

Three large chocolate chip cookies stacked vertically against a clear mug of milk.

It finally happened. After years of closely guarding their secret, the hotel chain best known for its chocolate chip cookies, has released its recipe to the public.

The Doubletree Cookie recipe is easy to make at home and tastes just like the cookie you remember from the hotel.

Doubletree Hotel

The best part about staying at a Doubletree hotel when you’re on a trip is the warm cookies you get upon check-in. After a long day of travel, there’s nothing quite like kicking off your shoes, tossing your suitcase into the corner and taking a bite of a soft, chewy chocolate chip walnut cookie.

I could never put my finger on what made the Doubletree Cookie Recipe so good.

  • Maybe it was just the right ratio of walnuts to chocolate chips?
  • Or the soft-baked texture of the cookie, always served slightly warm?
  • Or maybe it’s just because cookies are the home-y comfort I crave after the stress of travel?

Until recently, I assumed I’d never know for sure.

Pin this now to save for later

Pin this recipe to your favorite Board
Screenshot of Pinterest

Then, Doubletree lifted the lid and released the recipe for their classic chocolate chip walnut cookies to the public!

I immediately headed to my kitchen to test it out, wondering if it was actually as good as the hotel cookies.

Yes. Yes, it is.

These chocolate chip walnut cookies are soft and chewy with chocolate morsels that melt in your mouth!

Whether you love Doubletree Cookies or have never tried them before, go make this cookie recipe! You won’t be sorry.

Large chocolate chip cookies baked on a piece of parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

The Secret Ingredients

When I first saw that Doubletree was sharing their recipe, I scanned it looking for the “secret.”

What I discovered was that it’s a fairly straightforward cookie recipe, not that dissimilar to my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies or Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.

It reminds me a lot of the classic Tollhouse Cookies, actually, with a couple of significant changes:

Lemon juice – I don’t think I’ve ever put lemon juice in my chocolate chip cookies before! There’s only 1/4 teaspoon in this dough; not enough to make the cookies taste like lemon but enough to add a little acid.

This reacts with the baking soda in the cookies to make them puff just a little more than a typical cookie when baked. As they cool they become extra chewy!

Rolled Oats – I can’t believe I never noticed that these cookies have oats before! They definitely don’t taste like oatmeal cookies but the rolled oats in the batter add a lot to the texture.

Cinnamon – Once again, there’s not enough cinnamon to turn these into a snickerdoodle. The beauty is that the cinnamon melds with all the other flavors to give the cookies a richer, deeper sweetness.

Ingredients to make Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies.

How to Make Chocolate chip walnut cookies

The perfect texture and taste of chocolate chip walnut cookies from Doubletree isn’t all down to the ingredients; it’s also in the technique:

  • HUGE cookies. Using a 3Tbsp cookie scoop results in 15 large, chewy and rich cookies! You could use a 2Tbsp scoop for more cookies!
  • While most chewy cookies are baked for a short amount of time at a medium to high temperature, these cookies should bake for a longer time at just 300 degrees.
  • Instead of removing the cookies to cool on a wire rack a few minutes after baking, you leave these on the baking sheet to finish cooling.

This results in a cookie that’s so chewy it’s almost fudgy without tasting underbaked. You’re going to LOVE these cookies!

Use my hashtag #shugarysweets

Follow Shugary Sweets on Instagram
Screenshot of Instagram

What you’ll need

Here’s the complete list of EVERYTHING you need to make copycat Doubletree Cookies:

{Ingredients at a glance ; scroll down for recipe with amounts}

  • Unsalted butter
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Rolled oats
Step by step photos to make Doubletree chocolate chip cookie recipe.

The Process

STEP 1. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

STEP 2. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl. 

STEP 3. With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix. 

STEP 4. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Portion dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart. 

STEP 5. Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center is still soft. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for about 1 hour.

Small hands breaking a large chocolate chip cookie in half.

Can you freeze Doubletree cookies

Yes! These cookies freeze well after they’ve been baked but I also like to freeze the dough before baking.

You can bake the cookies right from frozen without needing to thaw them first.

How to bake frozen chocolate chip walnut cookies: Preheat oven to 300°F and place frozen cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.

Piles of large chocolate chip cookies on wire rack.

More copycat recipes

Yield: 15 cookies

Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

THE SECRET IS OUT! Warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies are yours to enjoy--no travel required. Here's the Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe you've been waiting for!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl. 
  3. With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix. 
  4. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Portion dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart. 
  6. Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center is still soft. 
  7. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for about 1 hour.

Notes

  • Make the cookies smaller by using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, for about 24 cookies!
  • You can freeze the unbaked cookies, and there’s no need to thaw. Preheat oven to 300°F and place frozen cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Stay home and still enjoy the irresistible taste of Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies! With crunchy walnuts and chocolate morsels, soft-baked to perfection, these classic cookies are a MUST try!

Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

Learn more about Aimee.

Affiliate Disclosure:**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

Get My Free Email Course
Become a Better Baker—no more box mixes! Discovery your new “signature” desserts!

Categories:


Posted on April 22, 2020

Comments & Reviews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *