If you’ve ever stayed at the DoubleTree, you’ve lived this experience…
You walk in the door, the smell of fresh baked cookies wafts through the lobby and draws you in. You head for the front desk where the reservation specialist is talking to you, but you can’t hear anything. All you can do is smell. You look to the right and there they are, calling your name. Cue the heavily harp music. Warm chocolate chip cookies, freshly baked are there to greet you.
Ok, sign on the dotted line, get your key and grab a couple of these soft, chewy and irresistable treats, then rush to your room, put down your bags, grab a seat and dig in! Ahhhh, there is something about a DoubleTree cookie!
What the heck do they put in these things? We need to know, now more than ever. The most comforting cookies in the world were born at DoubleTree. Sorry Grandmas.
DoubleTree Senior VP and global head, Shawn McAteer said,“We know this is an anxious time for everyone. A warm chocolate chip cookie can’t solve everything, but it can bring a moment of comfort and happiness.”
Did you know that these cookies are so popular, that one of DoubleTree’s hotels in Thailand launched a cookie-themed suite?? The room is filled with cookie scented candles, body scrub, cookie decor, even cookie-themed bathrobes!
So…what is the secret?
Apparently, it’s lemon! And a couple of other out of the ordinary ingredients.
Yes, there is sugar, but there is also spice (cinnamon) and everything nice! There are oats for texture and a squeeze of lemon for zing!
DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (makes 26 cookies)
½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ¼ cups flour
½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 ⅔ cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chips chocolate chips
1 ¾ cups chopped walnuts
Mix together, bake at 300 degrees for 20ish minutes, cool and feel the warmth inside your soul
The full instructions are here!