It’s a bonus Tuesday post!
I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I make a darn delicious chocolate chip cookie. Everyone I’ve baked them for loves them . . .unless my family, friends, neighbors, Matty’s coworkers, and my former colleagues are all lying to me. #toottoot
Since quarantine began, I saw on Facebook that the Double Tree Hotel released its chocolate chip cookie recipe to help boost morale while we’re all stuck at home. Because nothing boosts morale like a chocolate chip cookie, am I right?
I read the comments, and apparently these cookies are super famous amongst those who stay at Double Tree hotels. Everyone was raving about them, and I knew I had to give them a try.
I’ll type out the recipe and then I’ll give you my thoughts.
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
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.
Alrighty, here are a few of my thoughts on the recipe.
- It says it makes 26 cookies. I got 15! The recipe calls for a 3 Tablespoon scoop of dough for each cookie. So, I used my 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop three time and rolled it into a giant ball in my hand. As you’ll see below, the cookies were huge!
- I only had quick oats rather than the rolled oats, which I think was just fine.
- I did NOT put in the walnuts. In my humble opinion, walnuts and raisins have no place in baked good. #boldstatement
The dough looked good, and tasted pretty yummy too!
Here’s an unflattering picture of my hand for size reference. I could only fit six cookies per tray!
I ended up baking for 26 minutes, and they looked great!
My cookie taste tester for life!
The verdict?? They are good . . . but mine are better! HA!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll pull one of these babies out of the freezer every now and then and eat it no problem, but I don’t feel the need to make them again. My love affair with my own chocolate chip cookies continues!
And speaking of cookies, I ordered this tank top in purple and am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!
Happy baking, everybody! If you give the cookies a try, let me know what you think!