The sought-after Double Tree chocolate chip cookie recipe made even better – by being made even bigger! A decadent Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie perfect for a birthday treat!
Birthday Skillet Cookie Recipe
If you haven’t had a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie yet, this recipe is going to be a revelation for you.
These cookies are a cult-classic for a reason, with people begging the front desk for more boxes – or asking friends to bring them back some of the cookies if their vacation has them staying at (or near) a Hilton. There is even a side company now whose sole purpose to shipping DoubleTree cookies and cookie dough to it’s fans around the world.
The secret recipe for these cookies is only really known by DoubleTree chefs, with the rest of us making our best guesses – but I think this recipe comes pretty darn close!
To make this recipe even more indulgent and amazing, I decided to skip the individual servings and make one giant skillet cookie – and then top it with fresh vanilla buttercream frosting, maraschino cherries, walnuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles and even more chocolate chips.
The pretty presentation and decadence of this skillet cookie make it a perfect option for a simple yet special birthday treat – especially for someone who isn’t a huge fan of cake. (Yes, those people truly exist…)
By baking the cookie in the skillet, you get a thick cookie with a crispy edge and fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth interior – basically, the ultimate cookie texture combo!
And I have to mention – I am not normally a fan of nuts in dessert, but for this cookie (and my homemade pecan pie recipe) I make an exception. In fact, when it was rumoured that Hilton might be removing the nuts from their cookies to be allergen-sensitive, there was an uproar from customers so they instead came up with a second cookie option for guests with nut allergies. This cookie is just perfect as-is.
Ingredients for Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
For the vanilla buttercream:
- 2 sticks (1 cup) of butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 tbsp cream
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
Optional garnish: cherries, walnuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Stand mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cast iron skillet
- Piping bag and closed star tip
How to Make a Skillet DoubleTree Cookie
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease a non-stick cast iron skillet and set aside.
Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars until fluffy – about 2 minutes.
Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix well, then add in the lemon juice.
Add the flour mixture in one cup increments until fully combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut and then fold the batter out into the skillet. (You should have approximately 1 cup of batter left over for individual cookies.)
Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top and fully cooked in the center. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.
Garnish as desired – we used a closed star tip on a piping bag filled with vanilla buttercream to make small dollops around the edge, added cherries, walnuts, and sprinkles and extra chocolate chips and shredded coconut for a fun birthday finish.
To make the frosting, add the butter and icing sugar to your mixer and beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the vanilla and 1 Tablespoon of cream. Beat for at least one minute before adding additional sugar or cream to achieve your desired consistency.
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This DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie recipe is the ultimate in indulgent yet simple desserts! It’s perfect for a quick birthday treat without a lot of fuss.