Why is the DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe so delicious?

DoubleTreet Chocolate Chip Cookies, photo provided by DoubleTree
DoubleTreet Chocolate Chip Cookies, photo provided by DoubleTree /

Has DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe become the chocolate chip standard?

That warm, delicious cookie gift has delighted DoubleTree guests. With the DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe available for everyone to make, people are still obsessed with that iconic cookie recipe. As one of the most searched cookie recipes for 2020, it seems that people are craving that delicious treat. But, what makes that cookie recipe so delicious?

Thinking of that iconic DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, people have consumed “more than 30 million” cookies per year. That cookie has even been baked aboard the International Space Station. But, what makes it so much better than other cookies?

Looking at the recipe below, there are some similarities to the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe and there are some differences. The use of rolled oats adds a lovely texture.

Still the key to this recipe is the freshly squeezed lemon juice. That touch of acid adds a brightness to the flavor. It cuts through all the other flavors. In some ways, it is that touch of flavor that makes you go back for another cookie (and another).

This ingredient idea could be borrowed with other recipes. Just like salt can heighten the sweetness in a recipe, a little bit of citrus can brighten many recipes.

DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe
DoubleTreet Chocolate Chip Cookies, photo provided by DoubleTree /

Here’s how to me the DoubleTree Signature Cookie recipe.

DoubleTree Signature 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
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 2/3 cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups 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.
  • Remove 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.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.
  • Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for about 1 hour.

Cook’s note: You can freeze the unbaked cookies, and there’s no need to thaw. Preheat oven to 300°F 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.

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What is your favorite cookie recipe? Have you discovered any great baking tips this holiday season?