Just Like DoubleTree Cookies

Have you ever stayed at a DoubleTree Hotel? They have these cookies that are like the cookie equivalent of crack. I kid you not. See…

Since I’m totally the kind of girl who would pick a hotel based on the cookies they serve, it’s a real bummer I can’t afford to stay at the DoubleTree more often.

Their chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies are baked every day, and they’re warm and fresh when you check in. It’s like, hello, welcome to the Doubletree, have a little gift.

Only problem with these delectable little bites of goodness is that the official recipe is super top secret. What fun is that!?

So after much recipe testing, here’s my little gift to you on this Monday morning – a cookie so soft and sublime, it’s Just Like a DoubleTree Cookie.

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Just Like DoubleTree Cookies

Yields: 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies


¾ c. unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks), softened

½ c. +2 tbs. granulated sugar

½ c. + 2 tbs. packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1¾ c. all-purpose flour

½ c. oats

1 ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks

¾ c. macadamia nuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together till light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and blend until well combined. Mix in baking soda, salt and flour, being careful not to overmix.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in oats, chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.

Drop by the rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets.

Cook 11-14 minutes until very light golden brown and edges are set. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely before storing.

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  1. 1

    Ooh! You had me at Doubletree! Those cookies are the best when walking into that hotel!

  2. 2

    Oh, are you kidding… If I could afford to, I’d stay there every weekend just for those darn cookies. And, er, I may have asked for more after coming back to my room. Amazing recipe, Jen!

  3. 3

    Love it!! Why does DoubleTree have to be so expensive?! I try to stay there whenever I can, because I am all about a cookie! Unfortunately my husband isn’t willing to pay extra just for a cookie (what is wrong with him?)

  4. 4

    These really sound delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad Idid that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  5. 6

    Oh, these look fantastic :) Nicely done!

  6. 7

    I’ve never had their cookies but these look prefectly soft, just like I like my cookies! :-)

  7. 8

    I am glad you came up with a clone to the original. I had the original several years ago up North and they were delicious. The bad had the recipe on it, but after my attempt as well as my mother’s we decided there was something wrong with the recipe-neither of us were successful with it.
    Your picture does look like your cookie has all the qualities I like. They look so tasty, well done!

  8. 9

    i would totally pick a place to stay based on the cookies :) these sound delicious, and i’m now craving cookies!

  9. 10

    Oh wow these look so good! You’re making me want to go stay at the DoubleTree nearby!! Seriously I’m drooling over your photos. Great job!!

  10. 11

    Jen, thanks for posting this recipe! I’ve been looking for a replica of the infamous DoubleTree cookie. Crack cookies indeed!

  11. 12

    Jen those cookies look marvelous and I love the title 😉 I’ve actually never had the Doubletree cookies but I remember reading a business brief somewhere about why it was a brilliant move on the part of the hotel. And from the look of these, I can see why…

  12. 13

    Wow, just the look of these says ‘delicious.’ I’ve actually never stayed at a Double Tree but I agree that the smallest details can make you want to come back…or not. I’ll never understand why hotel owners don’t realize that small, inexpensive perks like cookies, chocolates, etc. can build a loyal client. That said, we’ll come stay with you if you’re serving these :) :)

  13. 14

    Oh, yeah…I’d search out a Double Tree for these cookies! But now that I have the recipe, I’ll just pin it and bake my own batch! Thanks!

  14. 15

    I don’t stay at Double Trees too often but I have had their cookies and they are good. I stay at Hampton Inns all of the time. They serve cookies at night. I definitely judge the quality of the hotel by the cookies. Kansas City Airport Hampton Inn by far has the best.

  15. 16

    I have never had a doubletree cookie, but they sound delicious based on your recipe! I can see why people enjoy staying there because of the cookies ;)!

  16. 17

    This is great – we were in Los Angeles in January and stayed in Doubletree hotel for just one night. Since then my daughter kept talking about going to “that cookie hotel” every time when kids are asking us to go on a vacation (their main goal is to stay in a hotel). I need to make this and surprise her. =) Looks delicious. I actually enjoyed their hotel and wished that I could get my 2nd cookie..

  17. 18

    One of the biggest arguments my husband and I have is over hotels. He wants to save money wherever possible, and while I do too, cheap, usually dirty hotel rooms are something I just don’t deal with. A hotel with fantastic cookies though? Somehow I think this is a place I could get him to splurge on :)

  18. 19

    I’ve stayed there, but haven’t had the cookies! But, any cookie described as being like crack sounds pretty good to me! :)

  19. 20

    Those cookies are indeed like a mini-vacation. A great gift for a Monday. (Okay, a Tuesday for me.)

  20. 21

    I don’t even know what Double Tree is but these look amazing. I love how chewy the look. Macadamia nuts are pure sunshine and smiles. Yup, I’m making ’em.

  21. 22

    These look and sound amazing. Who knew DoubleTree had amazing cookies… must try these asap!

  22. 23

    Came across your blog over at At the Red Table for the Liebster Award, and am I glad she chose you! Your blog is adorable and I absolutely love your pictures. And I must say that I’m completely obsessed with DoubleTree cookies, they are a TRUE weakness of mine. I pinned this recipe and glad to be your newest follower :)

  23. 24

    Oh FAB! I’ve had these cookies before and they are amazing! Thanks for sharing…I can’t wait to try them!

  24. 25

    I’ve picked hotels for lesser reasons than cookies! Yours look wonderful.

  25. 26

    Yum yum! Those cookies looks delicious! Thanks for following my blog I hope to share lots of tasty recipes;-)

  26. 27

    I love cookies with macadamia nuts! These are our all time favorite cookies :)

  27. 28

    Hhaha, love the cookie name! It looks like you did the Doubletree proud :)

  28. 29
    donna mikasa says:

    I’ve never stayed at the Doubletree, but now that you’ve shared your recipe, I guess I won’t have to, and still be able to enjoy yummy cookies! Thank you for sharing!

  29. 30

    OMG just made these and they sure taste just like the real thing! Thanks for my new favorite cookie recipe!

  30. 31

    These look amazing! My sister got married at a DoubleTree almost 8 years ago, and we all still talk about how delicious those cookies were. Can’t wait to try these! Thank you :)

  31. 32

    I can’t afford to stay at a hotel so I think you should make me a few dozen of these and mail them to me whereupon I will have my husband draw my bath, wash my linens and feed me these delectable cookies.

    HA!!! Who am I kidding!? But the cookie part sounds possible anyway 😀

  32. 34

    Try them with walnuts. I used to work at a doubletree hotel and they are actually made with walnuts, not macadamia nuts.

  33. 35

    I too was very excited to stay at DoubleTree just because of these cookies!! Unfortunately, the one in our state closed! They do sell them in a tin which I had saved and copied down the ingredients and have come close to duplicating them myself. One of the ingredients was cinnamon, so I add 1/2 tsp. to mix. Also, they were made with walnuts. I am going to make your recipe with these tweaks and am very excited about the whole deal! Will check back with results…thank you for posting!

    • 36
      Brandyleigh35 says:

      I did the same (copy down the ingredients from the doubletree cookies) and yes cinnamon is a must and I prefer the walnuts over the mac nuts in this recipe. I have come pretty close to duplicating them as well. These are good but nothing like doubletree cookies in my opinion. Definitely good though! :)

  34. 37
    Brandyleigh35 says:

    I made these today, they are good (although I would make them with other nuts as I didn’t really like the macadamia nuts) however, having had the doubletree cookies many times these do not taste anything like them. Still good, but not doubletree clones. There are a lot of copy cat recipes out there for them, so its hard to find one that is really close. Thanks for a good cookie recipe though. :)


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