Let’s talk cookies!
I’ll forever be hooked on, it’s these Levain style cookies! I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to this Levain style cookies. Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain Style cookie and why do I care? Let me tell you!
Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone raves about this shop. For a business to survive in NYC with the competition and high rent, you have to deliver with a product. This bakery, exploded.
So how did this one chocolate chip cookie captivate an entire country? I’ll tell you.
Everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie, but this approach is just next level. The full recipe version features cake flour, which adds a lightness, lots of butter (needed), more brown sugar than white for more of a softer cookie texture, and the one strategy I love most is that they make the height of the cookie sky high. By adding height the inside cooks slower making it more of a doughy center. Last but not least, the temperature is key as its higher than traditional cookies at 410 degrees, giving you a crisp outer edge and just a slightly soft center.
The combination of all these variables truly delivers a fab cookie that will make you say, wow, I’m never going back to traditional cookies!
Since exploring countless variations of this cookie style. I’m now exploring single bake options. There is something about a fresh baked cookie versus those that have sat on the counter for days lol. Fresh is best, and if you’re trying to focus on portion control, the single bake option is a must! Check our our Chocolate Chip Walnut Single Bake here.
What’s fab about my vegan single bake version? Everything! It’s modeled after the most sought after recipe, features just flax eggs, you don’t have to sift in the dry ingredients, uses vegan butter and stevia sweetened chocolate chips, mirrors the real deal, compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, requires no chill time (thank goodness), it’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, packs rich notes of espresso, and I think is my favorite variation of this style cookie! (bold statement)
If you love fab vegan cookies or food trends, you have to try these new SINGLE BAKE vegan Levain Style Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Why this recipe is great:
No chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Stevia sweetened chocolate chips
Rich notes of espresso
Tips & Tricks
- Don’t pack your flour
- Use cold butter
- Only add a pinch of baking powder
- Slightly press down with the cookies before baking
- Don’t over bake. The more you bake the more cake like they become.
- You can add nuts if desired!