Let’s talk cookies!
If there is one style of cookie I’m currently obsessed with, it’s the Levain style cookies! Levain 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. So how did their cookie become so iconic?
I’ll tell you!
Everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie, but their approach is just next level. The dough 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!
When thinking of the next best variation of this cookie, I knew we had to do Cookies + Cream, but focus on bars!! While I can’t recall the last time I had an OREO, there is something about this cookie combo that just captures my attention. It’s nostalgic, indulgent, and can easily be made vegan! If you’re familiar with this cookie, you know that without a doubt that finding vegan white chocolate can be a struggle. However you can easily find vegan white chocolate chips via Amazon!
What’s fab about this cookie? Everything! It’s modeled after the most sought after Levain recipe, features just flax eggs, you don’t have to sift in the dry ingredients, uses vegan butter and stevia sweetened chocolate chips, has tons of vegan chocolate cookies, compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, it’s sweet, crunchy, nostalgic, perfect for any season, requires a short chill time (thank goodness), it’s crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside, and just hands down such a win in the cookie department!
If you’re all about this style cookie, you have to try these new vegan Levain Style Cookies + Cream Cookie Bars!
Why this recipe is great:
Vegan white chocolate
Tons of chocolate cookies
Short chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Made with stevia sweetened chocolate chips!