Fan of DoubleTree’s Free Cookies? They’re Unhealthier Than You Think

Those free cookies pack a caloric wallop
Doubletree Cookies

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Each Doubletree cookie contains 20 chocolate chips, on average. 

DoubleTree’s free chocolate chip cookies, handed to every guest who checks in, are beloved, but they really pack in the calories.

Since 1995, everyone who checks into a DoubleTree Hotel has been gifted with a fresh chocolate chip cookie. Formulated by the Christie Cookie Company exclusively for DoubleTree parent company Hilton, the hotel chain gives away about 77,000 cookies daily, or more than 28 million annually. The two-ounce cookies are baked fresh at each hotel.  Every cookie contains 20 chocolate chips on average, and if you’re like most people it’s disappeared before you’ve even gotten to your room. But we were recently sent a batch of individually-wrapped cookies complete with nutrition information, and you might want to reconsider before you absent-mindedly eat your next one.

Each cookie is made according to a fairly straightforward recipe, which calls for semi-sweet chocolate, enriched flour, butter, walnuts, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, oats, vanilla, lemon juice, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. They each pack in 310 calories, 18 grams of fat, eight grams of saturated fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 33 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of sugar.

You might want to eat half now and save the other half for dessert.