For my cookies, I decided to make my version of the classic Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies. My inspiration for this came from an iconic Doubletree hotel in my hometown - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Known by many as “The Grand Old Lady,” this historic hotel has been welcoming visitors to the Roanoke Valley for over 100 years and one of the memorable symbols of their hospitality is those timeless chocolate chip cookies. As such a delicious symbol of hospitality, I thought it would be cool to share a version of these cookies for this blogger cookie swap.
(adapted from TopSecretRecipes.com)
½ cup rolled oats
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grind oats in a food processor or blender until fine. Combine the ground oats with the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
3. Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
4. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend well. Add the chocolate chips to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well incorporated.
5. Spoon tablespoon sized portions on an ungreased baking sheet. Place the scoops about 2 inches apart. You do not need to press the dough flat. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are light brown and soft in the middle.
6. Serve warm or store in a sealed container. Enjoy!
*Yields about 40 cookies