I know that I said a while back that I would stop looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I will now gladly eat those words, along with a few of these delightful cookies!
When I was 19 years old, I checked into a Doubletree Hotel for the first time. Along with my room key, they handed me two fragrantly warm chocolate chip cookies. I was in absolute heaven! It’s one of the things that I look forward to every time I check into a Doubletree. For those of you have never experienced these nuggets of joy, I have happily stumbled upon the recipe for the very cookies that I had that first time!
The original recipe is here: http://www.thelittlekitchen.net/doubletree-hotel-copycat-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/
Upon request of the website, I’ve written out the directions just how I put them together. This is not a direct copy of the recipe directions that I found.
What You Need
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon lemon juice
2 ¼ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
And Here’s What You Do
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Put oats into a food processor and pulse until fine
Cream together butter, both sugars, vanilla and lemon juice in a stand mixer. Add eggs one at a time and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the butter/sugar mixture a little at a time, being careful not to over-mix. Add the chocolate chips and the walnuts with a rubber spatula until completely mixed.
Scoop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet at least 1 ½ inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes or until desired doneness. Cool on a wire rack.
I initially made these cookies because I needed a little help convincing some coworkers. Okay, I was bribing them. I figure that food works just as well as money. And, I am happy to say that it worked! There is a delightful chewiness to these that I haven’t experienced before. I guarantee that they will be a crowd pleasure!
These cookies were also the inspiration for me to create my own chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think that will be an heirloom type of recipe…you know, the ones that you don’t share!
Until next time,
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes