If there is one thing I’ll forever be hooked on, it’s these new 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 cookie. 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 staples. It’s so good you’ll see it on tv left and right and everyone 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 make you say, wow, I’m never going back to traditional cookies!
When thinking of the next best cookie, I was instantly drawn to the classic snickerdoodle cookie. While we’ve all come to know and love this cookie, I wanted to put a modern spin on it. We’ve produced a brown butter variety before, but I knew we could further elevate this cookie with the addition of cinnamon apples. Whether you prefer the apples or crave white chocolate, the choice is yours and the brown butter truly makes this cookie so memorable!
What’s fab about my vegan version? Everything! It’s modeled after the most sought after recipe, features additional butter as the browning process removes the water and reduces the amount, features just flax eggs, you don’t have to sift in the dry ingredients, uses vegan butter, features rich notes of vegan butter, cinnamon, and apples, it’s crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside, and is perfect fall!
Why this recipe is great:
Packed with a rich brown butter flavor
Notes of cinnamon
Features flax eggs
Perfect for fall
Filled with cinnamon apples