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DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies Copycat Recipe
DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Cookie
Calories: 314
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (20 reviews)
When you check in at one of more than 250 hotels run by this U.S. chain, you are handed a bag from a warming oven that contains two soft and delicious chocolate chip cookies. This is a tradition that began in the early 80s using a recipe from a small bakery in Atlanta. All of the cookies are baked fresh every day on the hotel premises. The chain claims to give out about 29,000 cookies every day. Raves for the cookies from customers convinced the hotel chain to start selling tins of the the cookies online.  But if you've got an insatiable chocolate chip cookie urge that can't wait for a package to be delivered, you'll want to try this cloned version. Just be sure to get the cookies out of the oven when they are barely turning brown so that they are soft and chewy in the middle when cool. 

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

Update 1/13/17: I like to drop the baking temperature to 325 degrees F for a chewier (better) cookie. Cook for about the same amount of time, 16 to 18 minutes. 

1/2 cup rolled oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Best choc chip cookie ever!
Judy L  
Submitted on: 03/28/17
I have tried countless choc chip cookie recipes over the past 30 years and this is THE ONE! I followed the recipe as written except used 2 cups of choc chips, not 3. I gave away samples to friends and family and their comments were: "Awesome!", "Best cookie ever...when do we get more?!", Perfect balance of sweet and salt." Kudos to Todd for this Copycat recipe!!!
Best cookies ever!
Submitted on: 02/12/17
I have been making these cookies since I first got this recipe in 2001. One question, my 2001 version shows 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and this one shows 1 1/2 teaspoons, why the change? Everyone loves these cookies and they always want more!
Former Doubletree employee  
Submitted on: 02/11/17
These are pretty damn close. When I worked there a thousand years ago, we would have a bowl on the front desk with tiny cookies. They finally stopped doing that when they figured out the staff ate them all...
Submitted on: 07/26/14
These are the best cookies I've ever had! They taste exactly like the DT chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for this amazing recipe!!
Submitted on: 04/14/13
These cookies received rave reviews from everyone that had them. I've never had the actual Double Tree cookies but these were perfection.
GREAT cookies
Karen Ury  
Submitted on: 02/07/13
These cookies are AMAZING! These are seriously the BEST cookies I have ever made! Thanks so much Todd, I'll never make anything but these from now on.
Super Duper
Janet Bowden  
Submitted on: 12/23/12
LOVE this recipe...it's good on it's own, but you can also use the basic dough and add other goodies to it, like white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, coconut, etc. Everyone says these cookies are the bomb!!
Spot on
Carrie Rogers  
Submitted on: 09/23/12
I worked at a DT hotel outside of Seattle in the early 90s and this is pretty darn close. We used to keep a bowl on the check in counter with mini cookies that the staff stole from all day. They are delish when made as little mini cookies too--just don't overcook!
Pretty darn close!
Submitted on: 07/11/11
Recently traveled and stayed at a Double tree on my way out and back from Hawaii. I literally hoarded every cookie they gave us and ate them on the plane (might be why I packed on like 5 lbs). Obsessed, I found this receipe when searching. These cookies are extremely close, if not right on. I did omit the Lemon juice and made them without chilling the dough only out of convenience because I was in the mood to make them immediately. If I followed it to the letter I am sure it would be a perfect clone.
Submitted on: 03/12/11
Be sure to follow the recipe and directions...they came out perfect (refrigerating them overnight is a MUST)! My auntie broke her diet for these cookies, she ate 3 1/2 of them in one sitting! I don't remember how the DoubleTree Hotel cookies tasted but my sister said they smelled and tasted like them :) This is an awesome recipe to keep!
Submitted on: 10/04/08
This recipe is delicious!!! I travel frequently and often stay at the Doubletree. During a recent trip I thought...."there has to be a clone recipe on the internet". I searched through many different recipes and decided this one looked the best. At first I hesitated to pay for the recipe but it was worth every penny. I baked them for a recent canoe trip and EVERYONE loved them.
Mamakau from HI  
Submitted on: 03/06/08
If you can keep yourself from eating all the dough before you bake the cookies (i know, it's hard, it's sooooo good!), you're in for a real treat. These cookies are awesome, thick and chewy, chocolatey perfection. I substituted mac nuts for the walnuts, and they were heavenly. Thanks Todd!
Submitted on: 12/20/06
Consistently delicious. We have tried dozens of chocolate chip cookie recipes that claim to be the "best," but after trying this one, my family unanimously agreed to throw them all away. My husband and I were recently invited to be guests at the Doubletree Hotel, and I must admit that I was very interested to see how close this recipe is to the original. They were identical. Great job, TSR!
Kristy from Richmond  
Submitted on: 03/01/06
I have made this recipe multiple times and each time with resounding success. Friends and Family love the cookies and continually ask me for the recipe. Personally, I think these are the best cookies I've ever had.
Submitted on: 02/17/06
I have now made this recipe several times. In my trials, I found that you definitly need to refrigerate them ahead of time to get the right look, consistancy and taste. My test subjects were a bunch of Navy guys. They give it two thumbs up!
Kail Ceannai  
Submitted on: 12/28/05
These taste as I remember the authentic cookies. After trying to duplicate this on my own with several failures, I found the price of the recipe a steal. I was a tad nervous about the recommended size of cookie dough balls, but they turned out perfect.
Submitted on: 11/30/05
These are the best!! I had never been able to make any that were this thick! Bravo!!!! After I bake them and they cool, I dip a 4th of them in dipping chocolate and place on wax paper. They are so pretty!
Submitted on: 08/15/05
These are amazing cookies. I make them for special friends and company and everyone RAVES about how fabulous they are!
Submitted on: 07/28/05
These are the best Chocolate Chip Cookies I have ever made!
Submitted on: 07/27/05
We put these next to fresh Doubletree cookies. They didn't look exactly the same, but close. They did taste exactly the same, delicious.