DoubleTree Signature Cookie Official Recipe Revealed by Hilton

Greater than 30 million cookies from DoubleTree hotel and resort properties are consumed every year, as they are offered — usually hot and fresh — as a welcome gift to guests when they check in for their stays upon arrival at the front desk…

DoubleTree Signature Cookie Official Recipe Revealed by Hilton

…but as occupancy at hotel and resort properties have been reduced dramatically during the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, substantially fewer people will be able to enjoy the signature cookies.

If you are one of those people who miss enjoying these cookies, you are in luck, as Hilton — which is the parent lodging company of the DoubleTree brand — released the official version of the cookie recipe so that you can bake these cookies anytime you like to enjoy them.

You can bake 26 cookies from this recipe — and here it is:

  • ½ pound — or 2 sticks — butter, softened
  • 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

You can use this video to assist you in ensuring you bake the cookies properly.

  • 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. Do not overmix.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Portion dough with a scoop — approximately 3 tablespoons — onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  • Preheat oven to 300° Fahrenheit. 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.


You can freeze the unbaked cookies; and there is no need to thaw them prior to baking. Simply preheat your oven to 300° Fahrenheit and place the frozen cookies approximately two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies until their edges are golden brown and the centers of the cookies are still soft.

Although I will reluctantly eat a DoubleTree signature cookie, I do not prefer them because they contain nuts — and you might think I am nuts for not liking nuts. They do taste good, though — especially when warm…

…but now I know that if I want one, I can now have one anytime I want — and without the nuts.

Thank you, Hilton.

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

6 thoughts on “DoubleTree Signature Cookie Official Recipe Revealed by Hilton”

  1. Brutus says:

    I imagine tens of people are excited about this reveal.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Actually, I think people have one of two reactions to this news, Brutus: They are either rather chip-per; or they are simply nuts about it.

      That is not to say that either group would be half-baked, though — but I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles…

    2. NB_ga says:

      I am beyond thrilled by this reveal… sheltering in place with a proven chocolate chip cookie recipe?! Although, it will not be the same without my travel companion licking the remaining melted chips from the inside of the packaging. A coup to have the recipe nonetheless!

  2. derek says:

    Although I should not be surprised, having been the grease on the Doubletree cookie bag, I am shocked that it is a heart attack recipe. All that butter and sugar! The thing is practically 1/3 butter, 1/3 sugar, 1/3 flour+oats. Of course, little stuff, like a pinch of nuts and a pinch of salt but it’s practically 1/3 of those 3 things, butter, sugar, flour/oats.

    1. Lily says:

      What did you think cookies were made of?

  3. Julia Jones says:

    Ive made these many times now since the recipe was released. They are absolutely delicious!

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