Chocolate Chip Cookies may be the most perfect food on the planet.
Since I was a little girl, it has been my quest to try out every single chocolate chip cookie recipe out there and then get in the kitchen and create my own chocolate chip cookie recipes. As many of you know, as a teenager, I would request cookie cookbooks as my presents and would study them for hours at a time. My Mom wished that I felt as much passion about Algebra as I did about cookies! I would finish my chores at lightning speed just so I could get out the big yellow plastic bowl and create another cookie recipe.
Since it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, I must debut a brand new cookie recipe. This one is a keeper! Here is a recipe for the Famous Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh my word, if you haven’t tried these you better get busy in the kitchen making some cookies! As a kid, I would try to convince my Dad to book a Doubletree Hotel just so I could eat their cookies. Tad obsessed? Maybe. You are going to LOVE these chocolate chip cookies!
What makes these Copycat Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies so special?
Let me count the ways.
First of all, you start with melted butter. That is a great start already! Since the butter is melted, once the sugars are added, they melt into a smooth velvety mixture. This isn’t an oatmeal cookie but there is a surprise. You ground up 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a food processor until a fine powder and you add it into the cookie. It adds such a nice, chewy texture. A touch of lemon juice adds the perfect amount of acidity when paired with baking soda creates tiny little air bubbles to give the cookie some rise and volume.
These Doubletree copycat chocolate chip cookies are uniquely amazing already but we add one more extra special step that sets them apart. Mini chocolate chips! The beauty of using mini chocolate chips is that you get a little chocolate in every single bite. A little walnuts give it a little crunch and cuts the sweetness of the cookie.
You have to make me a deal. Okay? The key to this cookie dough is that it must have time to chill in the refrigerator. Chilling is a very important step as it solidifies the dough and marries the ingredients together. It also keeps the cookies from spreading too much. The ideal chilling time is overnight….if you can wait that long. I prefer to chill my cookie dough for 24-48 hours. I promise the cookies just keep getting better and better! The minimum chill time for this recipe is 1-2 hours.
Once the dough is chilled, bake until golden brown. Then start eating straight out of the oven. These Copycat Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies will melt in your mouth and may be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!
- 1 cup Butter, melted (in microwave)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
- ½ cup Rolled Oats (ground in food processor)
- 2¼ cup Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1½ cups Walnuts, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
- Place butter in microwave-safe bowl and cook in microwave until melted, approximately 45-60 seconds.
- Stir in brown sugar and sugar and keep stirring until the mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, and eggs.
- In food processor, pulse rolled oats until a fine powder. Add to mixture. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until all combined.
- Stir in mini chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Place cookie dough in plastic wrap and wrap tightly. Place in refrigerator to chill.
- The minimum chilling time is 1-2 hours. The ideal chilling time is at least overnight or 24-48 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator and shape into balls on cookie sheet. If the dough is cold and tightly formed together, use a knife to cut dough sections. It is usually easier to shape into balls once it is in smaller pieces.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. May sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.
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Happy Baking, my friends!