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DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

The DoubleTree (Hilton) Hotel gives one of these delicious cookies to each of their guests to make them feel special. One bite and you'll know why!


Here’s the story behind these famous cookies:

In the early ’80’s, many hotels gave treats (like fresh baked cookies) to their VIP guests. But DoubleTree (Hilton) Hotel decided they wanted to make each one of their guests feel like a VIP by offering every single one of them a freshly baked, monstrous chocolate chip cookie.

Every DoubleTree by Hilton hotel follows this exact recipe and bakes fresh cookies for their guests every single day, all over the world! Apparently, they also spread good cheer by donating these cookies to community members like fire fighters, homeless shelters, doctors and nurses, and orphanages. Isn’t that sweet?

The DoubleTree (Hilton) Hotel gives one of these delicious cookies to each of their guests to make them feel special. One bite and you'll know why!


The first word I would use to describe these cookies is behemoth. Because these cookies are nothing if not gigantic and full of hefty, hearty ingredients like oatmeal and walnuts.

Like last week’s batch, I wasn’t sure I was going to be in love with these cookies. I like oatmeal cookies just fine, and I don’t particularly mind walnuts in cookies… just not in my chocolate chip cookies. When I bite into a chocolate chip cookie, all I want to taste is butter, brown sugar, and chocolate. And more butter. I don’t need oatmeal getting in my way, thankyouverymuch.

But these pleasantly surprised me. Since the oats are pulsed into a flour and the walnuts are finely chopped, they simply lend a lot of girth to the cookies without getting in the way of the classic taste and texture you enjoy in a chocolate chip cookie.

The DoubleTree (Hilton) Hotel gives one of these delicious cookies to each of their guests to make them feel special. One bite and you'll know why!

We loved these warm and gooey fresh from the oven, but I think they’re just as delicious completely cooled too. Even at room temp several hours after baking, the outside was crispy and the inside was slightly underbaked and gooey.

Oh! And I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to mention this…. the chocolate chips you guys! There are THREE CUPS of chocolate chips in these cookies. By far, that’s the highest chips to dough ratio of any recipes I’ve tried so far. I was even concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get the dough to form a ball with all those chips in the way, but the universe has a way of working out this sort of a thing, and they formed dough balls just fine.

Seriously. Just look at all those chocolate chips.

This cookie means business. Well done, Doubletree!

DoubleTree by Hilton Chocolate Chip Cookies

The DoubleTree (Hilton) Hotel gives one of these delicious cookies to each of their guests to make them feel special. One bite and you'll know why!


1/2 cup rolled oats
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
2 eggs
3 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts*


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.

Grind oats in a food processor or blender until fine. Combine the ground oats with the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until smooth.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Chill the dough overnight in the refrigerator before baking the cookies.**

Spoon rounded 1/4 cup portions onto prepared cookie sheet., 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

*I used my food processor to "chop" the walnuts. I like this method, because it chops them so fine and so quickly!

**Easy tip for chilling the dough: scoop the dough before chilling overnight. I scoop my dough onto paper plates, stack the plates, and cover the stack with cling wrap to save space in my small refrigerator. You could also scoop and chill them on a baking sheet or into a tupperware container. Scooping before chilling is so much easier than trying to scoop hard, chilled dough the next day!

Recipe Source: DoubleTree by Hilton

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

20 comments on “DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 3 cups of MINI chips is a LOT of chips. Mini seems to multiply anyway, so 3 cups, holy chip-to-dough ratio overload. Not that I would complain :) These do look reallllly good! 

    I know there are now 4+ or so posts in this series…please link them all in your next post, because I want to go back and review them! I know last weeks? or the week before, you weren’t really into them due to coffee I believe. Anyway love the series! pinned :)

  2. Mini chips are totally necessary in cookies like this. I used to BEG my mom to stay at Doubletree just for the cookies (but all I got was Motel 6!)

  3. This series will be the death of me, Ashton. I am dead set in love with my ONE TRUE CCC RECIPE. And then you pop up week after week making me try more cookies! Making these tomorrow!

  4. These cookies look so amazing.  I have always loved these cookies!

  5. These do look tasty, but…. not sure I could handle that many chocolate chips. My cc recipe is made with whole wheat and oatmeal. I love it!!!!  I did use spelt, kamut, and whole wheat last time and I think they were the best so far.

  6. I’ve had a doubletree cookie before and they ARE delicious!!! Your cookies look just as good!

  7. I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed at a Doubletree hotel, but I don’t think I have to anymore with this fantastic looking recipe. The more chocolate, the better!! Pinned!

  8. what temp? Must try!

  9. I LOVE choc chip cookies too and am really enjoying this experiment.  keep the recipes coming!

  10. I don’t actually like DoubleTree’s ccc’s but when you make them, they look awesome! So many chocolate chips! OOC. Pinned!

  11. Looooove this series!! Gonna try Alton s recipe tomorrow!

  12. What a neat story! I would stay with the same hotel every time if I was guaranteed a giant cookie on arrival! These look fantastic!  

  13. Love the mini chips! Chocolate in every bite for sure!!!

  14. I came across this post on Pinterest and I coincidentally made them the other day too! I found the recipe on the hotel’s website and was soo excited :) I didn’t process my oats though, I just used quick oats and they worked like a charm!
    Check out my post on http://www.forloveofbaking.com :)

    Sydney Sun
    For the Love of Baking

  15. These sound really good too!  I’m loving this experiment!

  16. Love these cookies every time I stay at a Doubletree! So glad to have the recipe now!! 

  17. Love your pictures! Specifically the second one… I want to frame it and put it in my kitchen! My ingredients are prepped and I will be making these cookies tonight!! :))) Thank you! 

  18. Looks delicious! What is the nail polish color in the photo? I must have it!

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