Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Recently, the Doubletree Hotel chain finally released THEIR COOKIE RECIPE. It's been a secret for over 30 years but with everyone stuck inside for quarantine, they decided to release it.  It seems that everyone with so much time on their hands has decided to bake them.

Of course 2nd Man had to try them as well.

The link above goes right to their website so you can click there and read about it.  We also copied it for you below.  Even though supplies are running low, it was worth it to try a new chocolate chip recipe.

DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe

Makes 26 cookies
½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
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 flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch cinnamon
2 2/3 cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts 
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. 
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. 
With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix. 
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. 
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.
Cook’s note: 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.

Now we haven't been to a Doubletree in years so I don't remember the cookies that well but I do remember they were good.  Then again, warm chocolate chip cookies are always good, ha.  These have a couple of "different" ingredients for CCC's.  Lemon juice and cinnamon.  They say the lemon juice adds a chewiness and the cinnamon just adds a slightly subtle twist to the flavor.  They are really good.  We froze some dough for later use.

Because we believe chocolate chip cookies during a quarantine is a rule...


  1. I believe baking and quarantine have a symbiotic relationship what can't be broken. Now I am going to have to try these cookies, but only in the name of science, not because they look delicious or anything like that!

  2. I wanna lick the screen! 2nd man sure can cook; that's what hooked you, amirite? I have a loaf of oatmeal molasses bread mixing in the breadmaker right now. the house smells so damn good!

  3. 2nd Man is just a bake'n & a shake'n. :}
    Chocolate chip cookies have always been a favorite in our household. I just made up a batch yesterday myself.
    I have always added cinnamon in my Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I use Apple Cider in place of the lemon juice along with fresh, crisp bacon bits.
    Nothing much better than having a good cookie Anytime of the day.
    When freezing cookie dough; shape & roll into a log; wrap securely in waxed paper or freezer paper (which is what I use) and then wrap well in saran wrap/cling wrap and then in foil.
    When ready to bake; just slice and put on baking sheet.

  4. Well now, I'm just going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I had no idea they released the recipe!!! Where have I been??? Thanks so much will try them this weekend. My husband LOVES the cookies from doubletree.

  6. We made peanut butter cookies last night. Our last Double Tree stay was near Santa Cruz in C.A. We arrived to fresh cookies which I couldn't enjoy due to the walnuts. Good thing I asked before I indulged. Double cookies for the Hubby.

  7. Try a batch with cranberries in place of chocolate.


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