Heavenly is all I can say!! I had these cookies on a trip many years ago while staying at a Doubletree Hotel (they left one on each pillow each day after cleaning the rooms) and always thought they were "THE BEST" chocolate chip cookies I had ever eaten! I have searched High and Low for a recipe for anything similar to what I had eaten at the Doubletree and recently found this recipe (unfortunately I can't remember where I got the recipe from)and have made them several times since. They are a little more time-consuming than regular chocolate chip cookies but well worth the extra time! This recipe makes extra large cookies. I'm not sure as to the exact prep time and I don't always chill the dough overnight) From Even More Top Secret Recipes.
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup butter, softened (No Substitutes!)
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grind oats in a food processor or blender until ground fine.
- Combine ground oats with flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine the butter, sugars, vanilla and lemon juice and mix with mixer until combined.
- Add the eggs and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend well.
- Add the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well mixed.
- Spoon rounded 1/4 cups full (yes, 1/4 cups!) onto ungreased, nonstick cookie sheet.
- Place scoops of dough 2" apart (you don't need to press dough flat).
- Bake 16-18 minutes or until cookies are light brown and soft in the middle.
- Let cool.
- Store in sealed container to keep soft.
- (for best results chill dough overnight).
OMG, I think this is the best chocolate cookie chip cookie I%u2019ve made so far! I think the ground oat meal, cinnamon and lemon really set it apart from all others. Cut back on the sugar to 1/2 cup each. Got rave reviews.
WOW! I'm an airline pilot and stay at Doubletree Hotels often. I'm also a Chocolate Chip Cookie-avore. I've been looking for the recipe for ages and finally tried this one. This is without a doubt the ONE. I followed the recipe exactly as followed except for: freezing the dough for 2 hours in lieu of refrigerating overnight as I couldn't wait that long :), making smaller cookies (1 TBSP portions instead of 1/4 cup -- 9 minutes, 100 calories ea -- I'm on a diet, ya' know!) and I used 1/2 macs and 1/2 walnuts. I'm not completely sure the original uses mac nuts. I could be wrong. You won't go wrong with the original recipe as written -- even using mac nuts. Don't reduce this or add that and this IS THE BEST COOKIE RECIPE EVER!
These were wonderful. I wasn't sure whether to try this version or the doubletree copycat recipe on allrecipes.com, so I made half a batch of each side by side to compare. The allrecipes recipe stayed in a lump on the cookie sheet and got cakey. This recipe spread out and came out crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. Just make sure to take them out of the oven when they're still a bit on the soft side. It was when I was looking thinking they're not ready yet, give them another two or three minutes that they came out best. When I gave them the extra two or three minutes they were too crunchy and lost all their chewiness. I used half the chocolate chips and chilled the dough overnight and they came out about perfect. In the pictures I posted this recipe is the darker one, the allrecipes one is the lighter.