DoubleTree Finally Revealed Their Iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

After a long drive, the first thing I look forward to when checking into any DoubleTree hotel is that soft, warm cookie that they hand you upon check in. Seriously, there are so many good memories associated with that first bite.

For those tired of making banana bread at home, DoubleTree just released their iconic chocolate chip cookie recipe for all to enjoy.

If you’re not traveling anytime soon, but want to recapture the magic that comes from each bite of this warm puck of ambrosia, here’s what you’ll need:

DoubleTree Signature Cookie Ingredients

  • 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

All you have to do is combine the butter, sugars in a mixer for about 2 minutes. Toss in the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice with the mixer now turned to low for 30 seconds, then switch it to medium for 2 minutes until the batter is light and fluffy. Now switching back to low speed, add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon for 45 seconds.

Take the bowl off the mixer, and stir in your chocolate chips and walnuts. Divide the dough with a cookie scoop and put them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper two inches apart. Preheat your oven to 300°F and bake for 20-23 minutes (or until edges are golden brown and center soft). Take them out of the oven, and let them cool for an hour.

Each recipe makes about 26 cookies. Wonder how many of those 26 I can knock back in a single sitting?


DoubleTree Giving Out Free Cookies To ANYONE Who Walks In

If you’ve never stayed at a DoubleTree Hotel, I’m going to let you in on a little secret — they have some of the best warm chocolate chip cookies just waiting for you at the front desk. They’re like, unexpectedly good, and if you’re not careful, you can find yourself eating four or five of them a night.

While you usually have to be a guest to enjoy these heaven-sent Christie Cookies, DoubleTree is currently doing a “12 Days of Cookies” promotion where you can walk into any DoubleTree across the nation, and enjoy one of their cookies.

You won’t get carded, questioned, or scolded for not being a guest. All you have to do is walk in and ask for one.

There are at least two DoubleTrees on my drive home, so I know what I’m doing tonight.

WHO: DoubleTree by Hilton
WHAT: Free chocolate chip cookie for anyone
WHEN: Through Christmas Eve, December 24
WHERE: All participating DoubleTree hotels across the U.S.
WHY: Because it’s the holidays, bruh


How to Make Coconut Banana Cheesecake with DoubleTree Cookie Crust

DoubleTree Coconut and Banana Cariari Cheesecake

If you’ve ever stayed at a DoubleTree Hotel, you already know the best perk about staying there. It’s not the room service or the WIFI. It’s not the location, no matter where you are. The best perk comes mere moments after checking in when the front desk representative opens a warming drawer and pulls out the signature Double Tree chocolate chip cookies. Many times I’m already wiping the crumbs off my face before I hit the UP button for the elevator.

Now you have the chance to take that cookie to the next level with this Coconut Banana Cheesecake recipe. The recipe comes courtesy of The Double Tree by Hilton Cariari San Jose in Costa Rica. Don’t worry I’ve converted the metric measurements for you lazy infidels.


Coconut Banana Cheesecake


  • 1 Cup of Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup of Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Cups of Cream Cheese
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Milk
  • 2 Bananas
  • 5 DoubleTree Cookies

How to Make It

  • For the crust, mix the DoubleTree by Hilton cookies with butter, granulated sugar and shredded coconut. Stir and then bake for 12 minutes
  • For the filling, mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk and coconut milk with the cream cheese, eggs and the bananas. Bake the mixture at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes.
  • To serve, decorate with coconut whipped cream and fresh banana.