DoubleTree Cookies (Chocolate Chip Cookie) + Video

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DoubleTree Cookies are warm chocolate chip cookies given to hotel guests. Make this official DoubleTree cookie recipe from the hotel to enjoy them at home! You’ll love the flavor of this warm chocolate chip cookie recipe. I was hooked the first time I made it! 

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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. 

There’s nothing like having a warm cookie waiting for you upon arrival, and this is one of those copycat recipes that hit the mark.

Luckily you don’t have to go and book a reservation at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel to get their famous Doubletree cookies.

I’m giving you the exact steps and the simple ingredients needed to make this famous recipe right at home. 

The next time that you’re craving fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, these gooey cookies need to be your go-to.

It’s sure to be one of your favorite cookie recipes and really does taste like the real deal! They’re famous cookies for good reason! 

ingredients for doubletree cookies

DoubleTree Cookies

DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies include 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!

You can never have too many homemade cookie recipes! 

Try my 4-Ingredient Peanut Blossom Cookies or White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies the next time you’re craving a sweet treat!

Or, if you want to make somthing fun for, say, a kid’s party, try my Percy Jackson’s Blue Chocolate Chip Cookies!

mixing chocolate chips and nuts into cookie dough

DoubleTree Cookie Secret Ingredient

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.

closeup: walnut chocolate chip cookie dough in bowl with spoon

DoubleTree Cookie Recipe Notes

  • Soften the butter. It should be soft enough to leave an indent of your finger when pressed. However, if it’s too soft (or melted), your cookies will be flat.
  • Use the right oats. Look for rolled oats, sometimes labeled old fashioned oats. Don’t substitute quick oats or your cookies may end up dry instead of chewy.
  • Take your time. Really make sure the butter and sugar are properly creamed — the mixture should be light, fluffy, and pale in color.
  • Don’t overmix. Mix in the dry ingredients just until there are a few streaks of flour. Those will get incorporated when folding in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Kitchen Essentials You’ll Need

  • Stand Mixer to mix the dough 
  • Cookie scoop 
  • Baking Pan – a standard jelly roll pan works perfectly for this cookie recipe. 
  • Silpat Mats or parchment paper are perfect for baking cookies. Just line the baking sheet, and your cookies will never stick to the pan again!
  • Cooling Racks
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Recipe Variations

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

Adjust the batch size 

Sometimes, it can just be too tempting to have dozens of DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies in the house.

Use a different flavor of chips 

Make Double Tree cookies with white chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch chips instead!

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. 

homemade doubletree cookies on baking sheet

Storage and Freezing

Once cooled, DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies can be stored at room temperature for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. 

You can also freeze the baked cookies for up to 6 months. I recommend adding a piece of freezer paper between the layers.

Want to freeze the dough for any time baking? 

Place scoops of DoubleTree 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 — no need to thaw! 

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

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Double Tree 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!

Are DoubleTree cookies gluten free? 

The original DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies are not gluten-free, but you can easily adjust the recipe when making them at home!

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

Can I freeze these famous Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies? 

You bet! If you make a large batch of this Doubletree chocolate chip cookies recipe, put them in the freezer. The best part about frozen cookies is that you can thaw them quickly and have a taste of home whenever you get the craving.

Freezing some for later is also a great option for welcoming guests to your home with this secret recipe. It’s up to you to decide to share the recipe for these Doubletree hotel chocolate chip cookies or not. 

There’s no problem keeping these signature cookies a secret if it’s your favorite thing to make and enjoy! 

I always double the recipe when I make these cookies because it’s my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The crisp edges with lots of chocolate in the middle have me grabbing a cookie for each hand every time I pass through the kitchen! 

overhead: chocolate chip cookie resting on glass of milk

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DoubleTree Cookies (Chocolate Chip Cookie) + Video

Donna Elick
DoubleTree cookies are warm chocolate chip cookies given to hotel guests. Make this official recipe from the hotel to enjoy them at home!
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 26 cookies


  • 1 cup 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


  • 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 the 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.


Donna’s Notes

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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 319cal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 197mg | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published May 2020. Updated and republished April 2024

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  1. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    I will never go back to store bought cookie or cake mixes again after finding your recipes. These are my new go-to cookies! Everyone at my work loved them!

  3. 5 stars
    The best chocolate chip cookie ever!! Reminds of the Doubletree cookie for sure!
    I will be giving these to my neighbors on their Christmas platter. Thanks Donna!

  4. 5 stars
    donna’s recipes never disappoint! I added a pinch more cinnamon to these cookies, and they turned out even more flavorful. 5 stars! 😋

  5. 5 stars
    Donna and Chad’s recipes from The Slow Roasted Italian never disappoint, and this one is no exception. 👌

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