You know what makes a day better? A Sweet Treat!

Whether you’re making homemade cookies or fruit bars a good recipe always helps. One of my personal favorites is the cookies from DoubleTree hotel. One side effect of the Coronavirus is that tourism is down. In an attempt to keep their brand name positive, DoubleTree released the recipe for their famous cookies. Now before I share it, know that you can always stop by a DoubleTree anywhere in the world, go to the front desk and ask for a free cookie or 3. 🙂

Doubletree Signature Cookie Recipe

Makes 26 cookies

226 grams butter, softened (2 sticks)

164 grams granulated sugar

150 grams packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

6.25 ml vanilla extract

1.25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

280 grams flour

45 grams rolled oats

6 grams baking soda

6 grams salt

Pinch cinnamon

465 grams good quality chocolate chips

220 grams chopped walnuts

Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.

With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix. Remover bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Portion dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.

Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 150 ° C.

Bake for 20 to 23 golden brown and center is still soft. Remove from oven and cool on minutes, or until edges are baking sheet

Cook’s note: You can freeze the cookies, for about 1 hour and there’s no need to thaw.

Preheat oven to 150 ° C and place frozen cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.