DoubleTree™ Chocolate Chip Cookies
courtesy Hilton™ Hotels

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 24-26 cookies. Serves: 12-13 people. Preparation time: 40 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Mix softened Butter and Sugars in a bowl of a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the Eggs, Vanilla and Lemon Juice. Blend that in the mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl. Add the Flour, Oats, Baking Soda, Salt and Cinnamon and blend on low speed for 45 seconds. Don't overmix it. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the Chocolate Chips and Walnuts (optional) by hand.

Portion the dough with a scoop [about 3 tablespoons each - 2 inches apart] onto a baking sheet(s) lined with parchment paper. Place the sheet(s) into the 300°F oven for 20-23 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are still soft. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 1 hour.

DoubleTree™ - this hotel chain started in Scottsdale, AZ. in 1969. The Hilton Hotel Corporation acquired the chain in 1999. There are now 559 DoubleTree by Hilton™ locations worldwide. The largest DoubleTree™ Hotel in on I-Drive in Orlando with almost 1,100 rooms. Their signature Chocolate Chip Cookies, given as a welcome gift at check-in, were originally just for their VIP members, but now given to everyone (about 65,000 per day). For the last 30 years they have been made under contract by the Christie Cookie Co. of Nashville,TN. (now part of Rich Products) but each cookie is baked fresh at the hotel sites.

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