How to make Hilton’s chocolate chip cookies

DoubleTree by Hilton reveals the recipe that once made it to space

DoubleTree by Hilton hopes the recipe will bring joy to people in these difficult times
DoubleTree by Hilton hopes the recipe will bring joy to people in these difficult times

With hotels across the UAE and the world pausing operations and their dining services, DoubleTree by Hilton has opted to bring one of its most famous recipes to light. DoubleTree hotel chocolate chip cookies were in fact the first food to be baked aboard the International Space Station, now being brought to peoples’ homes.

DoubleTree by Hilton SVP president and global head Shawn McAteer explained: “A warm chocolate chip cookie can’t solve everything, but it can bring a moment of comfort and happiness. We hope families enjoy the fun of baking together during their time at home, and we look forward to welcoming all our guests with a warm DoubleTree cookie when travel resumes.”

The recipe is below:

Ingredients

  • 226g butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 164g granulated sugar
  • 150g packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6.25ml vanilla extract
  • 1.25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 280g flour
  • 45g rolled oats
  • 6g baking soda
  • 6g salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 465g good quality chocolate chips
  • 220g chopped walnuts


Method
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about two minutes.

Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about two minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.

With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.

Remover bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Portion dough with a scoop (about three tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about two inches apart. Refrigerate two to four hours.

Preheat oven to 150°C. 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 an hour.

Cook’s note: You can freeze the cookies, and there’s no need to thaw. Preheat oven to 150°C and place frozen cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.

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