These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the holiday season and will bring you right back to childhood! I recommend eating at least one while they’re still warm and the chocolate is all melty!!
As a true foodie, I always appreciate a great cookie. Whether it’s a cookie recipe I create or from my favorite local hotspot, there’s really nothing better! As a proud New Yorker, I am happy to tell anyone who asks where the best places are in the city to get a truly amazing sweet treat. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a cookie connoisseur. That’s why it was fun to hear that New York topped the list as the city among six popular travel destinations where travelers find locals to be most knowledgeable and open to tourists in a survey conducted by DoubleTree by Hilton*. We New Yorkers know our city!
So here’s my insider tip—in honor of National Cookie Day on December 4, local New York City DoubleTree by Hilton properties (and all properties across the U.S.) are giving away their signature, warm DoubleTree Cookies for free! If you have never tried a DoubleTree Cookie, I’m telling you, you’re missing out. I don’t know what exactly they put it them, but they are made with just the right of amount of chocolate, oatmeal and nuts. Yum. So, I hope you all stop what you’re doing on December 4th head to your nearest DoubleTree by Hilton location to pick up a free Cookie to celebrate!
If you’re celebrating the holiday by baking your own cookies, you can use my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe below.
- 1 stick unsalted butter melted
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups dark chocolate baking wafers
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Make sure you have a rack in the top third of your oven. Line a baking sheet with a silpat (if you have--if not, you can use parchment paper).
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the flour mixture into the larger bowl with the butter mixture and fold in until just barely incorporated. Add in the oats and chocolate wafers and finish combining.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes. Once the dough is chilled, scoop 2 tablespoons per cookie and roll the dough into balls. Place each ball about 2 inches away from each other. Cover the dough balls again with plastic wrap and freeze for 15 minutes.
Bake the cookies for about 13-14 minutes in the top third rack. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack (this is the point where I eat one when it's still warm!).
Don’t forget to get your free Cookie on December 4th at any U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton property!!
This post is sponsored by DoubleTree Hilton but as always, opinions are my own.
*DoubleTree by Hilton commissioned a 10-minute, online survey among 2,200 U.S. adults ages 18+ who have traveled for personal/leisure purposes, including a nationally-representative sample of 1,000 who took two or more trips in the past 12 months, and a sample of 1,200 who traveled to Houston, Denver, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, or Los Angeles in the last two years (200 respondents per city). The margin of error is +/- 3.1% for the national data and +/- 6.93% for the city data, with both samples at the 95% confidence level. The survey was fielded by Edelman Intelligence between April 3-17, 2018.