Monday, June 20, 2022

DoubleTree Cookies + Video

DoubleTree cookies are warm chocolate chip cookies given to hotel guests. Make this official recipe from the hotel to enjoy them at home!

This fantastic cookie recipe includes rolled oats, Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts. They are chewy and delicious warm from the oven or at room temperature. Once you've tried one, you'll understand why they are world-famous.

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Doubletree Cookies

If you've ever stayed at one of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotels, you probably have fond memories of the warm cookies they share with their guests. They are simply unforgettable.

You can never have too many homemade cookie recipes. And, if you find yourself baking more often now that everyone is home, this is a must-make recipe. 

You might want to try my 4-Ingredient Peanut Blossom Cookies or my Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies the next time you're craving homemade cookies.

DoubleTree Cookies

Ingredient Notes

There are plenty of amazing chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, so you may be wondering what makes DoubleTree Cookies so special. Well, the secret is out. There is a tiny bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice in them!

The lemon juice reacts with the baking soda, making the cookies a bit lighter and chewier.

For gluten-free DoubleTree cookies, substitute the all-purpose flour with a one to one gluten-free flour blend.

To see how easy this recipe is to make, be sure to watch our video in this post!

overhead: ingredients in bowl for doubletree cookie recipe

DoubleTree Cookie Recipe Notes

  • Freeze the dough for anytime baking.

    Make a double batch of this Double Tree Cookie recipe, then you can freeze the dough to bake in the future.

Just place scoops of cookie dough on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper. Then, place the entire sheet pan in the freezer. Once the balls are frozen solid, you can layer them in an airtight container or put them in a freezer bag.

Then, just take out as many as you need and bake them according to the recipe. There is no need to thaw them first!

This way, you can enjoy a warm DoubleTree cookie whenever you want one.

To freeze the baked cookies, bake per the recipe instructions and allow them to cool completely. Then, place them between layers of freezer paper in an airtight container.

They will stay good in the freezer for up to six months as long as you keep the container sealed. These cookies will make a wonderful option for your holiday gift-giving.

closeup: unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough

What you'll need to make this recipe:

closeup: scoop of cookie dough held in woman's fingers

Doubletree Cookies FAQ

Do I need to chill the dough?

No. This cookie dough does not need to be chilled before you bake it. That means you can have your warm DoubleTree cookies even sooner!

DoubleTree Cookies

Recipe variations

This recipe is the one and only original, used by the DoubleTree Hotels. But, you can certainly make modifications to the recipe if you prefer.

  • Adjust the batch size

    This recipe yields about 26 cookies. But, you can easily double the recipe to make a larger batch. Or, you can halve the ingredients if you don't want to make as many.
Sometimes, it can just be too tempting to have dozens of chocolate chip cookies in the house.

DoubleTree Cookies

  • Use a different flavor of chips

    You can substitute a different type of chocolate chip if you want to. Dark chocolate chips are a delicious taste variation. Or, you can use mini-chocolate chips instead of standard sized semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

    You could even use white chocolate chips if you'd like, or some of both!

  • Nut free option

    While chopped walnuts are traditional, you can leave them out if you have a nut allergy. For a crunch without using nuts, try pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

    Or, if nuts aren't a problem, you can try chopped pecans or another type of nut if you prefer.

DoubleTree Cookies

More of my favorite cookie recipes

If you have enjoyed this DoubleTree Cookie recipe, you might want to try a few more of these:


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DoubleTree Cookies 

Yield: 26 cookies

DoubleTree Cookies

DoubleTree Cookies

DoubleTree cookies are warm chocolate chip cookies given to hotel guests. Make this official recipe from the hotel to enjoy them at home!


  • 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 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


  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 the 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.
    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.


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      1. These look delicious! Where is the video?

        1. Look at the top of the page. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

      2. Do you have to use stand mixer

      3. I never have lemons in my house, but do have bottled lemon juice. Can that be used?
        Thank you.

      4. Hi anonymous. Me too I didn't have lemons in my house but I did have bottled lemon juice. It does work it doesn't affect taste change anything really.

      5. I thought I had rolled oats, and that I had bought semi sweet chocolate chips. But instead I was out of the oats, and had bought milk chocolate chips. I improvised with two packs of maple brown sugar instant oatmeal, and used the milk chocolate chips. I used the whole packets of oatmeal. The cookies came out so very good!!! So if you find you do not have the rolled oats, you can use instant oatmeal packs. You cannot really taste the maple. But they are so good!


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