I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I LOVE DoubleTree cookies. While most people choose their hotel based on reviews and location, I book my hotel based on the closest DoubleTree. My excitement always builds when I’m at the front desk and I see them make their way to the warming drawer full of these delicious cookies. Warm cookies at check-in? Other hotels really should learn this technique. It’s estimated that they give away about 29,000 cookies a day!
My love for these cookies aren’t a secret so I was happy to find that my friend’s mom (Thanks Kelly!) emailed me a recipe to try to bake these cookies myself. They turned out delicious and it has restored my faith in myself that I am capable of making cookies that don’t turn out flat.
P.S. I’m feel a little guilty to confess that I can eat these cookies nonstop. For those of you not looking to be in a week long sugar coma, you can freeze the cookie dough to use at a later time. Enjoy.
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) – Be sure to get the cream salted butter with no milk (It makes a BIG difference)
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (You can also replace this with pecans or your favorite nuts)
3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I actually used 2 cupcs of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of a Hershey Bar chopped up)