A friend who has just started to learn baking asked me recently - How do I decide which recipe to try out and how do I know if it will turn out ok? My answer to her is, for a baking fanatic like myself, I don't mind experimenting with different recipes of the same dish, as I enjoy spending time in the kitchen. But as I ponder over her questions further, I realised that most of the time, I tend to be intrigued by recipes with ingredients or preparation method that I've not use before.

One such example is latest version of chocolate chip cookies that I baked this afternoon. I've made countless versions of the cookies, and I'm still on the hunt for the perfect recipes. So when I chanced upon a blogger's post reminiscing about her stay at the DoubleTree Hotel many years ago and the chocolate chip cookies that she received upon checking in, I was curious and wonder how the cookies taste like. I looked for recipe online and managed to find it via Foodgeeks. When I looked through the ingredients list, I knew that I have to give the recipe a try as it calls for ground rolled oats which is new to me. I made some slight adjustments to the recipe by reducing the amount of sugar and chocolate chips, and I also made the cookies smaller. The cookies are delicious indeed and I've been unable to stop myself from eating them at all!

DoubleTree Hotel's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Recipe adapted from Foodgeeks


Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet, chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped

Method:
1) Grind rolled oats with a blender until fine.
2) Mix flour, ground oats, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
3) In a medium bowl, mix butter, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until well combined.
4) Add the eggs one at a time, mix until smooth.
5) Add flour mixture, using a rubber spatula, mix until combined.
6) Stir chocolate chips and walnuts into the mixture.
7) Chill the dough in the fridge overnight.
8) Preheat the oven to 350 deg C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
9) Using a 4cm ice-cream scoop, drop spoonful of dough onto the lined baking tray.
10) Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

11 Comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look divine!

cheers,

Rosa

Michelle Chin said...

double tree makes the best choc chip cookies. even i, who don't really enjoy sweet treats, would go head over heels for it!

Spencer said...

How awesome! It is my sons birthday soon and I know he would love it if I tried to make it for him.

Anonymous said...

What's caster sugar? Could I use regular sugar?

The Sweetylicious said...

I love Choc chips cookies!! This looks crunchy and yummy!! (: may I know what's the sugar level you reduced to? (: thank you (:

daphne said...

I am in search of the perfect choc chip cookie as well. Will be bookmarking and trying this out!!!

Janine said...

this actually reminds me of the 'famous amos' cookie recipe on the internet with the ground oats! And I love experimenting too, so I've no qualms about trying new recipes (and failing :/)

Piggy said...

Rosa's Yummy Yum - Thanks!

Michelle - So you've tried the real deal at DoubleTree Hotel! The cookies must've been divine!

Spencer - Give the recipe a try, it tastes really good!

Anonymous @ 22 Apr - Caster sugar is superfine sugar (http://www.ehow.com/about_5230044_caster-sugar_.html). It is not advisable to replace it with regular sugar as the size of grains is different.

Sweetylicious - Thanks for dropping by! My recipe has already shown the reduced amount of sugar and if you prefer to use the original recipe, just click on the link which I've provided in the post.

Daphne - We're on the same mission then! ;-)

Janine - I didn't know that Famous Amos's cookies use ground oats, how interesting!

The Sweetylicious said...

Welcome! (: So sorry for so many qn! In search of the recipe for choc chip cookies (: can I further reduce the sugar level? 1 cup of butter, how many grams would that be? Ty! (:

CL said...

I remembered having the chocolate chip cookies from doubletree. It was really good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I shall bake it soon..

Piggy said...

Sweetylicious - 1 cup of butter is equivalent to 226g. I guess you can reduce the sugar slightly but not too much though, as I'm not sure how it will affect the texture of the cookies. :-)

CL - thanks for dropping by! Give the recipe a try and let me know how it fares against the real deal. :-)