As the weeks pass by, I find myself passing the time by doing things that I’ve never done before. For example, I don’t watch TV often but I’ve been binge watching “Chopped: All Stars.” There is something about the show that makes you feel like you can cook (feel being the operative word).
Well, if you do not have the skills, caliber, or time to be on Chopped, you may be excited to know that DoubleTree Hotels just shared the recipe of their famous chocolate chip cookies so you can make them at home and feel like you’re still traveling.
If you’ve never stayed in a DoubleTree Hotel, the hotel offers guests chocolate chip cookies upon check-in (although I’ve had a few additional handfuls of cookies just passing through the lobby) and they are delicious.
So here’s the ingredients:
- ½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
- ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch cinnamon
- 2 ⅔ cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chips chocolate chips
- 1 ¾ cups chopped walnuts
And the cooking instructions:
- Cream butter, sugar & brown sugar in bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for ~2 minutes.
- Add eggs, vanilla & lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for ~2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
- With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.
- Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Portion dough with a scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper ~2 inches apart.
- Preheat oven to 300°F. 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 ~1 hour.
I think this is a great activity to pass time and remove a bit of anxiety that comes with staying in the house for days on end.
My adventures into cooking and baking, generally, don’t turn out well but I want to make these and see if the results are remotely close to the ones at the hotel.
Anyone else planning to try out this recipe? Let me know how it turns out.