These Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies taste just like those world-famous cookies! These loaded chocolate chip cookies are full of chocolate chips, walnuts, rolled oats, and all the flavor we love bout DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies.
If you’ve ever stayed at a DoubleTree, you’ve probably had their famous chocolate chip cookies. Those absolutely divine sweet treats are as famous as the hotel, and they’re so, so good. Whenever we stay at a DoubleTree, which is almost any time we travel, we make sure we get our fill of those delicious cookies. We just can’t get enough of them. In fact, we love them so much, we decided to make them!
Now, we’ve been cooking and baking for years, so we figured it would be a piece of cake, er, cookie to nail down a copycat recipe for these famously delicious chocolate chip cookies. Well, we were wrong. It took a few tries to get them just right. It worked out, though, because even though those first batches weren’t an exact match, they were still pretty darn tasty!
We persevered, though, and we finally nailed down the perfect recipe for copycat DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies. They taste exactly like the original! We are so happy with the results that we wanted to share this delicious recipe with all of you. It’s just about the best chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever make!
Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference between these copycat cookies and the real thing. These delicious cookies are loaded with all the ingredients and flavors that everyone loves about DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies. Honestly, we think we might have actually cracked the code on these tasty cookies!
A delicious sweet batter envelopes oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts, and it’s all given a little kick of flavor with cinnamon in the mix, making a sweet treat that wows every tastebud as you eat them. We think we’ve perfected this copycat recipe, and we think you’ll agree!
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these copycat DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies. These ingredients are all pantry staples, so chances are you won’t even have to go shopping for them! Here’s what you’ll need.
- Butter, unsalted and room temperature
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Lemon juice
- All purpose flour
- Rolled oats
- Baking soda
- Semisweet chocolate chips
That’s all there is to it! These are all standard baking ingredients that you’d use in almost any cookie recipe. They’re nothing special until you put them together.
Making the Chocolate Chip Cookies
Making these copycat DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies is as easy as the ingredient list. Like almost all cookie recipes, this is an easy one. The entire recipe is simply creaming, mixing, and baking. You’ll find the complete recipe with amounts and times in the recipe card below. Before that, give the overview you’ll find below to see how easy this recipe is.
- Cream the butter and sugars together until creamy.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and mix.
- Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix.
- Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
- Scoop out balls of dough and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake until golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet.
See how easy it is? It really is a basic cookie recipe. It’s just filled with all the ingredients we love about DoubleTree’s famous cookies. It’s such an easy recipe, even beginners can make it.
This is a super simple recipe, but there are some things you need to know to make sure you have the best possible cookies at the end of it all. These are simple tips, but they’ll make a vast improvement on the outcome of your cookies, so be sure to read them.
Fully Softened Butter
It’s important to be sure your butter is fully softened before creaming it with sugar. Even if you’re using a mixing machine, butter that isn’t fully softened won’t cream with sugar the same way. You’ll end up with a lumpy texture with tiny – or sometimes large – chunks of butter in the mixture.
It can be tempting to simply use salted butter if you don’t have unsalted, but don’t do it! Two things happen when you use salted butter in a recipe that already has salt. First, the cookies will taste too salty. Secondly, the extra salt will change the way the cookies bake.
Always Line the Cookie Sheet
Don’t forego the parchment paper lining on your cookie sheet when making these copycat DoubleTree cookies. The parchment paper serves two purposes. One will make for better cookies, and the other will make life easier.
First, the parchment paper makes cleanup easy. You simply throw it away when you’re done. The other reason to use it is that you’ll be letting your cookies cool on the cookie sheet to finish the cooking process. The parchment paper helps keep the cookies from getting too done on the bottom.
Parchment Paper, Not Wax Paper
Be absolutely certain you grab parchment paper and not wax paper when lining your cookie sheet. Both of them look very similar, but if you put wax paper in your oven, you’ll find that your kitchen and beyond are a smoky mess. The wax will melt and cause a stinky haze to fill your kitchen and other adjacent rooms.
Serving Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies don’t need anything other than a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. They are absolutely perfect, just like their counterparts you find at the hotel. These cookies are absolutely filled to capacity with great flavor, and they need no dressing up of any kind.
Serve these cookies for a weeknight dessert, afternoon snack, at all kinds of parties, potlucks, and holiday get-togethers. They’re so easy and delicious, they’re the perfect choice for almost any occasion.
Storing Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can store these cookies for up to three weeks in an air-tight container at room temperature. When refrigerated in an air-tight container, they’ll last for as long as two months. For longer storage, you can freeze these cookies in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to twelve months.
This FAQ section will ensure that you make the best cookies possible. You’ll want to read this section to refresh your memory when making the cookies to ensure your recipe comes out perfectly.
Why is my sugar and butter mix lumpy?
You didn’t let your butter fully soften. If the butter isn’t fully softened, the mixture will be lumpy.
Why are my cookies so salty?
You probably used salted butter. This recipe calls for salt in the dry ingredients. Using salted butter will cause your cookies to have a very salty flavor.
How long can I store these cookies?
These cookies will keep at room temperature for a couple of weeks. In the refrigerator, they’ll keep for a couple of months. You can even freeze them for up to a year.
Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies – Perfect!
These copycat DoubleTree chocolate chips cookies are an almost carbon copy of the original. They’re rich, delicious, and filled with all the tasty flavors we love about those classic DoubleTree cookies.
Whether you make them for an afternoon snack, dessert, for a party, or just because you’re craving them, they’re so easy and so good, you’ll find yourself wanting to make them again and again. Give them a try. We know you’ll love them as much as we do.
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Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Cream butter, brown and granulated sugar for 4-5 minutes.
- Add in eggs, vanilla and lemon juice.
- Add in flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Mix until combined.
- Stir in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop out evenly spaced balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 mins or until golden brown.
- Let cool on baking sheets.