Hello & Happy Thursday!!
Let’s. Talk. Cookies.
I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to these Levain style cookies! Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care?
Let me tell you!
Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked good staples. However, it’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone just raves about this shop. Something I always factor in is that to survive in NYC, no matter what you’re selling, people have to love it. The rent is so high, there is so much competition and the list goes on. This bakery, sells.
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. It 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 have you saying, wow, I’m never going back to traditional cookies!
What’s fab about my vegan 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, has a rich chocolate flavor with notes of tahini, compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, requires a minimal chill time (thank goodness), it’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and just hands down, my all time favorite cookie. (bold statement)
If you love fab vegan cookies or food trends, you have to try these new vegan Levain Double Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Why this recipe is great:
Rich notes of chocolate
No chill time
No sifting of ingredients