Food Quest: We Made DoubleTree Cookies At Home!

DoubleTree CookiesEarly on during the pandemic, the DoubleTree Cookes recipe was “revealed so bakers could create the warm, welcoming treat at home,” according to Hilton Newsroom.

Getting a DoubleTree Cookie (or three) has been one of the highlights of our stays at the chain’s properties. A couple of years back, I won a tasty prize from DoubleTree through an Instagram contest. Find out more about my prize here.

I’ve been wanting to make the famed DoubleTree Cookies at home for quite some time but Kim and I never got around to it, until now…

2020 has been a bizarre year thanks to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Thanksgiving was like no other. We stayed home and didn’t get to celebrate with other members of our family.

Kim and I figured we could try to make it extra special for the kids with… sweets!

Besides buying the Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit, we decided to also bake DoubleTree Cookies! Making the cookies was a lot of fun and a bit of a workout. Having a stand mixer (it’s on my list) would’ve made things a lot easier. Using a hand mixer was a bit tiring but worth the final results!The DoubleTree Cookies recipe make 26 cookies. I believe that our final tally was 24 or 25 and they were pretty massive!I wish that we had a cookie from the hotel to compare these to but they definitely reminded us of the famed check-in treat!

While still hot, the cookies were soft inside and a bit crispy on the outside. The chocolate was gooey and the walnut taste was definitely noticeable!The cookies are delicious and to enjoy them best the following day, we recommend covering them in a damp paper towel and microwaving the cookie for around 20 seconds.

The one issue with making the cookies was that making a full batch is just too much for four people! If we were visiting with family over Thanksgiving, this amount of cookies would’ve been perfect!

Final Thoughts:

Kim and I really enjoyed making this hotel cookie classic at home. They came out great, the kids loved them and it was just a lot of fun! If we make them again in the future, we’d most likely halve the recipe!

I hope that the cookies freeze well because we plan to bag up a bunch to save for future consumption!

If you’d like to make DoubleTree Cookies at home, you can check out the recipe here.

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