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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Servings: Makes 20 large cookies
 
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I have to admit, I was given this recipe by a good friend of mine who worked in the restaurant at the Double Tree Hotel, and they are without a doubt the "Best" Chocolate Chip Cookies I've ever had. All of the Double Tree Hotels sell them, and also give them to their customer's when they check-in. But it's so much more satisfying to to make them at home.
These are my favorite cookies. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Enjoy with a big glass of milk!.......Diana

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz/226g) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, (I recommend Guittard's Real Semisweet Chocolate Chips)
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C.

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.

Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until smooth.

Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend well. Add the chocolate chips and nuts to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well incorporated.

Spoon rounded 1/4-cup portions onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place the scoops about 2 inches apart. You don't need to press the dough flat. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown and soft in the middle. Store in a sealed container when cool to keep soft. For the best results, chill the dough overnight in the refrigerator before baking the cookies.

Makes 20 large cookies.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2002

Source: A Good Friend
Date: February 17, 2002

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Reviewer: Joleen
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I didn't like the weird cinnamon taste. This would be much better if the cinnamon taste can be replaced by something else.

 
Reviewer: lana
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these are awesome

 
Reviewer: Nancy
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These cookies rock. I love the fact that using 1/4 cup uses the dough quickly and it takes less time and yet it seems you spent so much time preparing them. They are the best!!!

 
Reviewer: Vicki
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GREAT cookies, nice and chewy. I LOVE the cinnamon!

 
Reviewer: Betsy
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Absolutely, perfectly delicious. In my opinion, these are the best CC cookies ever. Sometimes, I make the whole recipe in a jelly roll pan and cut them into bars or squares. All I get is rave reviews from anyone who eats them, and now I am baking them to send to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The cookies are sturdy and usually arrive unbroken after ten thousand miles of travel. I give these wonderful cookies a perfect score!

 
Reviewer: stacy
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WOW!! These cookies, without a doubt, are some of the tastiest I've ever had.

 
Reviewer: Sarah
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I used your delectible CC recipe for my students at the Maternity Home and they couldn't concentrate on their work...they kept coming back for more and a glass of milk...I would love to take credit for the recipe, thank you so much!

 
Reviewer: lydia
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hmmm don't really like the cinnamon taste! but overall its quite good!

 
Reviewer: Jen
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I substituted raisins for the walnuts and they were delicious!!

 
Reviewer: June
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If you want the Very Best Cookie EVER, try this one. Thank You very much for sharing this recipe.

 
Reviewer: Simona
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They were delicious! I only overbaked them a little and they have lost their tasty moist texture..

 
Reviewer: Sara Patterelli
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These are fabulous! Finally, a really different recipe! I made a double batch (one with nuts, which I prefer) and one without. Take the time to refrigerate dough overnight, it breaks down the oatmeal. Very thick, HUGE cookies....a real commitment to eat one - a dazzler for the eyes of chocolate chip cookie lovers. I will use this recipe forever. By the way, the cinnamon only enhanced the chocolate taste, I tasted no cinnamon and I followed the recipe exactly. Used an ice cream scoop to get the perfect portion onto the cookie sheet. FABULOUS!

 
Reviewer: Jenny
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These are the chewiest, most complemented, always eaten cookies. True about the refrig. Did once with and once without, makes a big difference.

 
Reviewer: Vicki
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The name suites the cookie. By far the best chocolate chip cookie I have had. Definetely a recommendation from me to try this recipe!

 
Reviewer: Giovanna
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ME LOVE COOKIE! ME LOVE This Chocolate CHIP COOKIE The MOST! Cookie Monster

 
Reviewer: Traci
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This recipe is the BEST. My mother-in-law made these and I had to have the recipe.

 
Reviewer: Melissa
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I have had minimal success with Chocolate Chip Cookies and I was about to give up until I made the AMAZING cookies! I was so proud of myself I brought some to the neighbors as soon as they were cool enough to plate up. I didn't use the cinnamon, instead I used some Mexican vanilla (has a little something extra to make it special) and they ROCKED!

 
Reviewer: Jhirvyn
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My 13 and my mom said its the best homemade cookies she has ever tasted. I was going to refigerate the cookies but my mom insisted on having more. BEST COOKIES EVER!!!!

 
Reviewer: hazel in trinidad
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i made the batter for these last night and i just did one tray and they came out runny. do i have to put more flour in the mixture?

 
Reviewer: Tara
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Fabulous cookies! Refrigerating the dough makes these cookies extra delicious, but if you can't wait the extra day, these are still awesome. I wasn't prepared for how thick they are, super delectable and everyone wants the recipe for these after I serve them!

 
Reviewer: jsofiano
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These are really awesome. I've made these cookies many times, everyone loves them, they thought i bought it from 'Famous Amos', tasty n delicious!

 
Reviewer: Bethany
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Okay, I think I've found my match! I've been hunting for a good recipe for several months now as I'm no longer crazy about the Tollhouse version. This recipe is AWESOME and is now our family favorite! You can barely even taste the cinnamon.

 
Reviewer: Jenny
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Everyone that I've made these for has said that I could open a bakery on this recipe alone. People love, love these cookies! The cinammon taste is not that strong.

 
Reviewer: Jeaques
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Interesting twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Like it with peanut butter or apples too..

 
Reviewer: Jennifer
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Everyone I have made these for absolutely LOVE them! They are so hearty and satisfying. Keeps you coming back for more...

 
Reviewer: Jeddah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Loved the cookies, thanks a lot.

 
Reviewer: Sabira Ahmed
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Amazing cookie recipe! I added a pinch of nutmeg for that 'surprise' flavor. I also added EXTRA 1/2 tsp of vanilla. My friend couldn't stop eating these cookies! This is my 2nd time baking them this week, and I will be chilling the dough overnight this time.

 
Reviewer: Marisol
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Same recipe as the cookies Double tree gives you?! I remember the first time i stayed at a Double Tree..that cookie was one big reason why i wanted to go back!

 
Reviewer: Pipit in Indonesia
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Thank you for the converter. It's very useful because here we use grams, cm, liters...

 
Reviewer: Nadina
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I am so happy to find this recipe again!!! I lost my recipe card a few months ago. I have made these cookies for my children's classes, parties, etc. Needless to say there are never any left and there are always request for more. I made an healthy alteration: use whole wheat pastry flour, healthy magarine(i.e. Smart Balance tub), and egg substitute. There is a pleasant nutty taste. My taste testers were my children's kindergarten class--no one knew the difference !!!!

 
Reviewer: Val
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Excellent recipe! I did not change anything. Kids love them!

 
Reviewer: tamzon
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good

 
Reviewer: aida
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So very yummy cookies. I love these cookies. One of my favourite chocolate cookies ever. Thank you Diana..

 
Reviewer: Lemoney limer
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I Think The Were Not So Good!It May HAve Been Me But I Didn't Like Them at all!

 
Reviewer: isabell
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Exellent cookies. I made the dough last night and baked it today. Yes the dough is very soft and I used a spoon to make small balls of dough. loved it, Thank you Diana

 
Reviewer: Helen
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My family loves these. Great recipe!

 
Reviewer: Christoh
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Have tried a few chocolate chip cookies recipe. This is the best recipe so far. I added some cocoa powder to give it a more chocolatey taste for the kids. Was great except the cookie looked a bit dark. The kids all gave thumbs up for this! Thanks.

 
Reviewer: Luluk
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The taste of it is good. I have to reduce the sugar though. I refrigerated it only for 4 hours since I can't wait to bake! I like the taste. Cinnamon is Great!!! But I don't understand why the cookie I made went soft in the middle? (i cool it on a wire rack)

 
Reviewer: Lamieee
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They're good!

 
Reviewer: Shauna
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The cookies came out perfect! I love the oatmeal in them as it makes them very hardy! Thanks Diana!

 
Reviewer: NIKKI
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These are the best cookies ever. My husband and I would go to the Double Tree Hotel even when we did not have a room there and get a tin of there cookies, now I can make them myself!!!!!! Thank you Diana, Love your website.

 
Reviewer: Niki
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I thought the ground oats and cinnamon was going to be weird but they were actually pretty good! I made them for a high school graduation party and the kids ate them all--quickly!

 
Reviewer: Zeph
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Made them for the second time and must say, they're VERY good. I would like to know, how long can you store the dough? Do we freeze it or refrigerate it?

 
Reviewer: Justin
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Chocolate chip cookies are great! If you don't like the cinnamon taste, you can leave the cinnamon out. I am allergic to nuts, so I didn't add them. I didn't add cinnamon because of some comments.

 
Reviewer: Justin
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So good! It was chocolate heaven!

 
Reviewer: Vijaya
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Every year for the past five years I've been making these biscuits and they are very delicious. I add one cup of white chocolate, no cinnamon added. Thank you.

 
Reviewer: Lohlweil
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My favorite! These are my go-to cookie.

 

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