Of all the bicycle stunts, Michael Jackson Impersonations, and Harley Davidsons I have seen on the stage at the church I attend, the one that intrigued me most was a canister of Doubletree Cookies! You see, one by one, these Doubletree cookies were gallantly brought out of their canister and offered to a select few people in our congregation during service one day, while being touted as The Best Cookies Ever!
As husbands and wives fought over a bite of these cookies, I realized I had to get my hands on them — or one! As wrestling my pastor to get that canister out of his hand was not an option, I figured I would order myself a canister from Doubletree themselves because I clearly had to taste The Best Cookies Ever — right?
Well, 5 days after I placed my order, I received my canister of 6 Doubletree cookies. My daughter ceremoniously divided the cookies up between us, making sure she got the 3 largest ones. I poured each of us a tall glass of cold, non-dairy, milk and we sat down to savor The Best Cookies Ever! Right there from where we were sitting, those cookies smelled divine – and I figured they tasted even more so…
Then I took my first bite…
Gosh darn it – I wanted my money back! While those cookies were good, they were far from The Best Cookies Ever. In fact, I think Chick Fil A’s chocolate chip cookies are better than Doubletrees!
So, I set about to make my own, gluten-free, butter-free, version. After fumbling around with ingredient quantities over several batches, I finally ended up with the batch you see here. Chock full of chocolate chips and pecans, sweet but not overly sweet, and with a sublime vanilla scent layered in, these cookies were good! So good!
Now, I won’t say these are The Best Cookies Ever — but my 17-year-old daughter (aka my biggest, most valued critique) said these were better than Doubletree’s!