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 284 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
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  • Reply
    August 22, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Hi! How many cookies does this recipe make approximately? 🙂

    • Reply
      August 22, 2020 at 4:44 am

      It’s about 28, Jessie, depending on how big you make them…mine are quite big 🙂

      • Reply
        August 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm

        Thank you!!!

        Just to confirm, Quaker old fashioned oats is the one to use?

        • Reply
          August 22, 2020 at 3:54 pm

          That’s what I use.

          • Jassie
            September 2, 2020 at 12:39 am

            ThAnks so much. It’s so amazing! What could I add to make it a little bit thicker?

    • Reply
      September 26, 2020 at 10:47 am

      I use the cookie scooper and it yields a lot! Like 3 dozen! I love this recipe I make it all the time. I’m on here to make them again I made them last week ???

  • Reply
    Ginny Sanford
    August 3, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    The recipe for Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookies in Food Network magazine call for regular (salted) butter; however if you Google the recipe they call for I salted butter. Seems this might be a problem. I’ve made them with the Googled recipe and they come out perfect every time.

  • Reply
    July 7, 2020 at 6:57 am

    5 stars
    Who could resist a delicious chocolate chip cookie like this!! Totally irresistible!

    • Reply
      low and slow
      October 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Unsalted butter is a better product than salted.Back in the day when they developed the recipe unsalted was probably not available.

  • Reply
    July 7, 2020 at 6:52 am

    5 stars
    Another winner, Susan! Love this easy, delicious, classic recipe…thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    July 7, 2020 at 6:39 am

    5 stars
    These photos are beautiful. Those cookies look they they have the perfect amount of chocolate! mmmm?

    • Reply
      July 7, 2020 at 6:42 am

      They do :))

  • Reply
    Alisa Infanti
    July 7, 2020 at 6:24 am

    I love the Doubletree Cookies and can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply
    Nart at Cooking with Nart
    July 7, 2020 at 5:40 am

    5 stars
    Made these and they were gone in no time! Love this recipe and your photography!

  • Reply
    July 6, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Can you use self rising flour instead of combining the flour, baking soda and salt? Does that change the taste or texture?

    • Reply
      July 7, 2020 at 6:42 am

      I haven’t tried that Alyssa, so I’m not sure, but I’d say give it a try.

      • Reply
        July 11, 2020 at 2:05 pm

        5 stars

  • Reply
    June 23, 2020 at 9:40 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe and taste as I remembered them from the Hilton Double Tree in Regina, Saskatchewan some 6 yearS ago. I just pulled a batch of these out of the oven and let them cool off for 15 minutes. They are perfect – large and a little chewy. Great flavour. Easy to make. My family is munching on them and saying how good they are as I type this.

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    June 21, 2020 at 9:15 am

    5 stars
    This is so so good! My friend made them for me (and I got addicted). Asked her for this recipe and I’m so looking forward to baking them this weekend!!

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