DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe ~ the secret’s out!

Hilton's DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie with a bite taken

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe ~ the secret’s out, Hilton has finally released the authentic recipe for their famous chocolate chip cookies. I tried the recipe and loved it, in fact this is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie!

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie, with bite taken out

Have you ever had a DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie?

Chocolate chip cookies recipes may be a dime a dozen, but it’s not every day that a famous recipe that’s been kept under wraps for decades is released.

Maybe you have fond memories of vacationing with family and getting one of those big-as-your-hand incredibly delicious warm chocolate chip cookies at the DoubleTree Hilton hotels. All this time the hotel chain has kept the official recipe a secret, and so we home bakers had to rely on (unreliable) copy cat recipes scavenged online. Not anymore!

DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies, stacked

What makes DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies special

  • First off, their size. They’re nice and big. I use an ice cream scoop to portion out the dough so nobody gets cheated.
  • A large amount of walnuts give these cookies an extra nutty flavor.
  • Rolled oats add texture and flavor.
  • There is a small amount of lemon juice in the dough, and that reacts with the baking soda to give the cookies lift and a chewier texture.
  • A pinch of cinnamon gives these cookies a special je ne sais quois! They smell amazing as they bake.
  • The dough needs no chilling before baking, so there’s no unnecessary waiting.
  • These cookies are not super soft, they have a nice crunchy edges with chewy centers.

batter for DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies

How would I rate these cookies?

I give them a big thumbs up.  I like the flavor and texture. I loved all the walnuts. And I appreciate how easy they are to make ~ no chilling makes a difference!

If you prefer a softer texture in your cookies, try my Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re plush and pillowy. If you love more of a shortbread type texture, try my Chocolate Chip Cookies. And if, by chance, you aren’t into chocolate, you need my ‘Chipless’ Chocolate Chip Cookies!

DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

Hilton's DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie with a bite taken
4.48 from 286 votes

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe ~ the secret's out, and it's official, Hilton has finally released the authentic recipe for their famous chocolate chip cookies. I tried the recipe and loved it, in fact this is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yield 28 cookies
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 2/3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 300F Line a baking sheet (s) with parchment paper
  • Cream the soft butter, and both sugars in a stand mixer for 2 minutes until light and fluffy, Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. You can use electric hand beaters if you like.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. Beat for 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • Lower the speed and blend in the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts, making sure to get them evenly distributed.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough (3 tablepoon amounts) and place 2 inches apart on your lined cookie sheets. I flatten the balls slightly. Bake for 20-23 minutes until starting to turn golden. I found that 20 minutes worked for me.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Cook's notes

I halved the ingredients for a half batch and it worked perfectly.  Recipe from
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    January 27, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Can you use instant oats?

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    January 23, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    My first try turn out well using a baking tray i bought. It’s lighter and thinner than oven tray. 2nd try using oven tray,cookies become quite flat. Chilling the dough bf each bake don’t help much. I think u might hv the same issue as mine. Try use a thinner tray for baking. Remove all the oven tray to reduce the addon heat in oven during baking.

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    Marty Vaughn
    December 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t have parchment paper. Is Silpat okay? Sometimes it makes cookies spread too much.

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Do a test cookie, it should be fine.

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    Jenny Butt
    December 9, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    HELP I am making a batch of the Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookie. I followed directions exactly but my first batch out of the oven has spread to almost cover my pan. I placed the rest in the refrigerator thinking that my butter and batter may have been soo soft since I have been baking all day and my kitchen is now quite warm. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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      Sue Moran
      December 9, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      Oh no! It sounds like maybe too much butter ~ or not enough flour. Chilling the dough should help, and always make sure to use a cooled pan. Sometimes different types of baking sheets can really affect the way cookies spread, too. I like to use uninsulated pans. Hope the chilling helps Jenny!

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    Cecilia Noyes
    November 17, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Can you bake two sheets of cookies at a time or is it better to bake one sheet?

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    October 30, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    5 stars
    Simply the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever made!
    I usually share but feeling rather stingy with these glorious cookies!

  • Reply
    October 24, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Hi! I would love to try this recipe can you please give a scale measurements as I always weigh all my ingredients

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    September 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    5 stars
    I weigh my ingredients. Can you give metric weights for recipes also?

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    September 4, 2021 at 1:11 am

    5 stars
    This was excellent! I’ve tried many chocolate chip recipes, and now I realize the best ones have rolled oats and nuts, and this recipe had a balanced proportion of ingredients. Mine came out soft and chewy, which I prefer. This will be in my list of favorite recipes!

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    August 15, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    5 stars
    They are so good ? I had to get one while they were hot with a glass of milk thank you for the recipe this is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie

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