If you've ever had the chance to stay at a DoubleTree hotel, then you have probably walked through their lobby and picked up a cookie. This copycat DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies recipe is a perfect way to have these delightful treats served up at home! The basic chocolate chip cookie is updated with a few simple additions to create a delightful bite every single time.
Copycat DoubleTree Cookies
Every family has what they consider their "family secret" to the best chocolate chip cookies. I admit I have my own that is always loved, but in this case, there is something unique about this little cookie that is offered as a free snack at the hotel. If you have wanted to duplicate these but never could get it right, now is your chance to find the hidden secrete of making the ultimate chocolate chip cookies.
We also love these copycat Subway white chocolate cranberry cookies for a fun copy of a popular cookie. Of course, you can't go wrong adding those into the cookie jar alongside these for a variety of cookie flavors everyone loves.
Why are DoubleTree Cookies So Good?
It is my opinion that the secret behind these cookies is the little bit of cinnamon and lemon juice. Of course, these cookies have several additions outside of the basic semi-sweet chocolate chips. Including rolled oats and walnuts adds texture and flavor. However, the real favorite part is they bake up with a crisp edge, soft middle, and a little hint of chewiness that makes every bite absolutely perfect.
Much like these triple chocolate fudgy brownies with nuts, it's that perfect combination of textures and flavors that makes them memorable. Definitely add these to your menu to surprise everyone.
What is the Best Chocolate to Use in Cookies?
I am picky about the chocolate chips I use in my cookies. Since I typically prefer milk chocolate, I find semi-sweet morsels to be too bitter unless they are really good quality. Ghiradelli is an affordable option to use in cookies if available in stores, but I have also enjoyed using Lily's Sweets chocolate bars or even Godiva chocolate bars cut into chunks and added in cookies instead of traditional morsels.
Can I Add Different Nuts to My Cookie Dough?
If you aren't a fan of walnuts you can substitute them with pecans in this recipe easily. While most nuts can be interchangeable, in this recipe I would only substitute pecans or macadamia nuts in place of the walnuts. The texture is part of the joy of these cookies and those hold up best in baking, in my opinion.
In this recipe, the walnuts are whole or lightly chopped, but if you want a little bit lighter texture, you can chop them finely and mix them into the cookie dough instead. I've made them both ways with great results.
Do I Need to Chill This Cookie Dough?
No, unlike many cookie doughs, this one does not need to be chilled. If you should need to make it ahead of time to freeze or refrigerate, you can just let the dough sit for 10-15 minutes before baking for best results. I would not bake these straight from the freezer or refrigerator as it will change the texture and chewiness of the cookie.
How Many Calories Are in a DoubleTree Cookie?
These cookies are definitely not for the low-calorie diet, but they are worth every calorie because they are delicious. Dividing the batch into 24 cookies of average size, they come out around 330 calories per cookie. This will depend on the brands of chocolate chips you use and the weight/amount of walnuts added. You can also use a smaller cookie scoop and make this batch into 36 cookies if preferred.
If watching macros and calories closely, I highly recommend using an app such as My FitnessPal to calculate the recipe using your actual ingredients. This will give you the most accurate results.
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon juice
- All-purpose flour
- Rolled oats
- Baking soda
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Handy Kitchen Tools
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- Cookie scoop
How to Make Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with a hand or stand mixer for 4-5 minutes until combined and fluffy.
To the sugar, add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and beat to combine.
Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix until just combined.
Stir in the rolled oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts until mixed well.
Using a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop, scoop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet(s).
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and just set.Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling or into a tin for storage.
Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
More Cookies Recipes
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (200 gm)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (190 gm)
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar (143 gm)
- 2 large eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract (7.5 ml)
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice (1 ml)
- 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (350 gm)
- ½ cup rolled oats (75 gm)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (480 gm)
- 1.5 cups walnuts, chopped (240 gm)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with a hand or stand mixer for 4-5 minutes until combined and fluffy.
- To the sugar, add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and beat to combine.
- Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the rolled oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts until mixed well.
- Using a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop, scoop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet(s).
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and just set.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling or into a tin for storage.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
Try the cookies with milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips for a different flavor.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g