The DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie, created by Nashville’s Christie Cookie,
to be the first food baked in space
Christie Cookie will celebrate the upcoming launch of the famous DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie into space through a series of local efforts. The DoubleTree Cookie, created in Nashville by Christie Cookie, will become the first food baked in space inside a prototype oven designed to make long-duration space travel more hospitable when it launches this fall from Wallops Island, Virginia to the International Space Station (ISS).
Local activations include:
- Christie Cookie will sell freshly baked DoubleTree Cookies, available at both local Christie Cookie shops. These beloved, chocolate-chip filled treats have been a custom offering since the 1980s.
- A register-to-win contest open to Middle Tennessee residents, which includes the following prizes: free Christie Cookies for a year, a weekend staycation at DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown, a one-year family membership to Adventure Science Center, and a copy of the DoubleTree by Hilton Mission: Cookie cookbook, featuring recipes from DoubleTree hotels around the world. The local contest will be hosted by The Nashville Mom, and will run October 18-20, 2019; no purchase necessary.
- Commemorative Cookies in Space tins, available for order online.
DoubleTree by Hilton will make aerospace history when a batch of DoubleTree Cookie dough is launched along with the prototype oven in a rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a landmark microgravity experiment. Working in partnership with Zero G Kitchen, which creates appliances for microgravity use in long-duration space flights, and NanoRacks, a leading provider of commercial access to space, Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station. Learn more about the launch and technology behind the oven by visiting www.cookiesinspace.com or www.newsroom.hilton.com/cookiesinspace.
About Christie Cookie: Christie Cookie was founded 35 years ago when it began as a simple storefront in downtown Nashville in 1983. Today, Christie Cookie employs more than 100 people and produces more than 75 million cookies annually for restaurants, hotels, bakeries, corporate gifts and cookie fans all over the country.
Christie Cookie operates a bakery storefront from its Germantown headquarters, 1205 3rd Ave North, where guests can visit and purchase freshly baked cookies, brownies and muffins, gift tins, coffee and branded merchandise. The shop opened in 2015, though Christie Cookie has been headquartered in Germantown for 18 years, where the company bakes and ships dozens of varieties of pre-baked and ready to bake cookies and brownies.
A second shop opened in summer 2018 in bustling 12 South, located at 2606 12th Ave South. The walk-up window offers a convenient stop for guests to grab their favorite cookies on the go. The shop also serves as the experimental bakery for collaborations, as well as the bakery for custom cookie cakes.
All Christie Cookie products are made with real butter, premium ingredients, like Madagascar bourbon vanilla, chocolate chips made from sustainably farmed cocoa beans, California raisins, Saigon cinnamon and macadamia nuts, and absolutely no artificial substitutes. Every batch of cookies is hand measured.
For more information, visit Christie Cookie online.