Recipe: The DoubleTree Cookie by Hilton
If you've ever stayed the night at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, you won't be a stranger to the perfectly warm, ooey gooey, chocolate chip and walnut cookie that welcomes you as you begin your stay.
This cookie is without a doubt, easily the best thing about staying at a DoubleTree and it's the reason that everyone from colleagues in my workplace to friends and family who have stayed there, have told me, 'if you stay at the DoubleTree, ALWAYS ask if you can get an extra cookie.'
The outstanding staff will usually oblige ;)
In fact, the cookies are so popular, that if you're in the US, you can buy them directly from www.doubletreecookies.com - either as ready made cookies, or dough to bake at home.
Unfortunately for those of us outside the US, the company doesn't ship internationally, so if you do want to get your hands on this delight, here's a recipe for the ultimate DoubleTree cookie.
1/2 cup rolled oats (or oat flour)
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 large eggs
3 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sea salt flakes, optional
To start, pulse oats in a food processor until it resembles flour.
In small mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars, 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and eggs.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix with a spatula, being careful not to overmix. Add chocolate chips and walnuts; stir to combine.
Using cookie scoop, portion cookie dough onto lined baking sheet. Refrigerate cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours.
To bake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until slightly golden.