Doubletree Cookies {Famous Recipe} – Two Peas & Their Pod

DoubleTree Cookies-This is THE famous DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie recipe! The cookies are huge, loaded with chocolate chips and there a even a couple secret ingredients! You have to try these legendary chocolate chip cookies!

Doubletree Cookies

DoubleTree Cookies

If you’ve ever stayed at a Hilton DoubleTree hotel, you probably remember the special way they welcome their guests: with a big, warm chocolate chip cookie. That’s my kind of hello! For years the recipe has been a secret, but they recently released so all of us at home could bake something special. It’s a little piece of vacation while we are at home.

This is an insanely popular (even iconic!) cookie recipe. DoubleTree bakes over 30 MILLION of these cookies every year to give to guests when they check into their hotels. It’s been a tradition for the more than 50 years and is intended to give travelers an at-home, comfortable feeling. Their vice-president said, “A warm chocolate chip cookie can’t solve everything, but it can bring a moment of comfort and happiness.”

I’ll bake to that! Cookies make everything better! I was so excited to bake the famous DoubleTree Cookies at home. Our family loved them and I think you will too!

Doubletree Cookie Recipe

Cookie Ingredients

So what is so special about the DoubleTree Cookie recipe? Let’s find out!

Most of the ingredients for these cookies will look like your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs 
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips (these cookies are loaded with chocolate chips)
  • Walnuts (I didn’t add them, but you certainly can)

However, there are a couple of secret ingredients that make these cookies special.

  • Fresh lemon juice – I think this is the ingredient that most surprised people! Lemon is super acidic, so it helps the cookies rise and adds a subtle but unexpected flavor.
  • Cinnamon – this makes perfect sense since cinnamon always smells so homey and nostalgic! Perfect for a cookie that reminds people of home.
  • Oats – I love the texture the oats add to this recipe. It’s only ½ cup, but it gives them a more substantial feel.
Easy Doubletree Cookies

How to Make DoubleTree Cookies

The famous cookie recipe is pretty straight forward, you can whip up a batch in no time. And guess what? You don’t have to chill the dough!

  • These cookies bake at 300 degrees F, a lower temperature than most cookies. Preheat the oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together for a full two minutes. I set the timer to make sure I was true to the recipe.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix on low for 30 seconds, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for two minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed! Again, I set the timer to make sure I was beating for the full two minutes. The mixture should be REALLY light and fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix on low, being careful to not over mix.
  • Finish the dough by folding in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. You can do this part by hand so you do as little mixing as possible!
  • Each cookie should be about 3 tablespoons of dough, they are big cookies. Set the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 20-23 minutes. Look for lightly browned, set edges with a middle that still looks a bit soft.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if using. DoubleTree doesn’t use flaky sea salt but I HAD to add it. I LOVE a salty kick:)
  • Leave them on the baking sheet after pulling them from the oven! DoubleTree suggests letting the cookies cool for 1 hour on the sheet. It’s ok if you sneak one before the hour is up, I certainly did:)
Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Store the Cookies

Store your DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 5 days. Pro tip-put a slice of bread in the container to keep the cookies extra fresh. The cookies will stay soft, but the bread will get hard. It’s magic:)

You can also freeze the cookie dough before baking! Roll the cookie dough into balls and freeze the balls in a freezer container or freezer bag. No need to thaw, just add a minute or two to the baking time and look for those set edges and soft middles.

And of course you can freeze baked cookies too. Let the cookies cool completely and then place in a freezer container or freezer bag and freeze. Eat frozen or defrost before enjoying. They are good either way!

Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

More Cookie Recipes

If you are looking for more cookie recipes, you are in luck because I am the ultimate cookie monster. I LOVE cookies! Here are a few of my favorite cookie recipes!

Find ALL of my cookie recipes HERE! Happy cookie baking!

Famous Doubletree Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts, optional
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling on cookies, optional

Recipe from Hilton

DoubleTree doesn’t put flaked sea salt on top of their cookies, but they should, ha! I added this because flaky sea salt makes all cookies better:) I also didn’t add the walnuts, but you certainly can! 

Nutrition Facts

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 318 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 9g45%

Cholesterol 32mg11%

Sodium 141mg6%

Potassium 172mg5%

Carbohydrates 32g11%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 19g21%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 246IU5%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 31mg3%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photos by Molly

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