In an era when people are spending an unprecedented amount of time at home, a lot of time is being spent in the kitchen baking. That also means lots of ingredients like flour, sugar, chocolate chips and other items are becoming more scarce at the grocery store.
However, if you can manage to get all of your ingredients, then there are plenty of recipes to try. Thanks to some restaurant and theme park closures, really popular food menu items are now releasing their recipes online so that people all around the world can enjoy them.
One of the released recipes is for the well-known DoubleTree Hotel chain’s chocolate chip cookies. These classic chocolate chip cookies offer a dose of nostalgia and simple ingredients that you can find in your cupboard. It’s been online since April 9 for people to try.
“We know this is an anxious time for everyone,” said Shawn McAteer, DoubleTree’s senior vice president and global head. “A warm chocolate chip cookie can’t solve everything, but it can bring a moment of comfort and happiness.”
Here’s the recipe: 1/2 pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups Nestlé Toll House semisweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
The directions for the cookies are also easy to follow.
- Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice, blending with the mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl.
- With the mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Place dough scoops (about 3 tablespoons each) about 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are still soft.
- Remove from the oven and cool on a baking sheet for about 1 hour.