BEST COOKIE RECIPE EVER
Updated: Jul 26, 2020
One word: DoubleTree.
I have to gush for a bit. Guys. There are two amazing chocolate chip cookie recipes: DoubleTree and Chick-Fil-A. Sometimes Chick-Fil-A is baked a little too long and its hard (human error), but usually it is always worth it.
DoubleTree, however, is sometimes not baked enough and you get the gooey goodness that is a medium rare cookie.
Bit of back story with Doubletree and I: I used to travel for work and I was all about racking up the Marriott points UNTIL I had a Doubletree welcome cookie. OMG. It is just so amazing. And Buzzfeed just alerted me that Doubletree released the recipe. While that is amazing and all, it has completely thrown EVERYTHING I know about making cookies out the window.
Let's start with the recipe. It has lemon juice, baking soda, and cinnamon. Baking soda is not that unusual, but not putting baking powder was different. The lemon juice has me floored, completely intrigued. Then, we are not baking these at the normal temperature for the traditional 11-15 minutes, these bake longer at a cooler temperature (the scientist in me knows it's to activate the baking soda and allow the cookies to raise more). The last shocking thing was that it says to let them cool on the baking sheet for a full hour. WHAT? You mean, you don't just let them cool for 5-10 minutes and then devour them? I guess good things really do come to those who wait.
Let's just say, I will be making this tomorrow and I am EXCITED! I will freeze most of it for when my husband returns from his deployment, but I am so pumped to try this. There is a video detailing how to make the cookies, but I just typed it out for you! Check out my instagram stories and posts tomorrow for me in action making these.
Doubletree chocolate chip cookies
<- Picture from DoubleTreeWarsaw
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20-23 mins
Total Time: approximately 36 mins
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 cup cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 and 1/4 tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
pinch of cinnamon
2 and 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 and 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Cream butter and sugars 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 occassionally
With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Blend for about 45 seconds. Don't 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.
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.