If there is one food trend I’m forever all about, it’s Levain style cookies! If you’re not familiar with Levain, its 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 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 variation of this cookie, I knew we had to do a classic Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies! There are many flavor that come and go, but caramel and pretzels go seamlessly together! While we’ve done about 10 different Levain Style cookies here, this one was a must!
What’s fab about my vegan version? Everything! It’s salty, sweet, modeled after the most sought after Levain replica recipe, features just flax eggs, can all be made in 1 bowl, you don’t have to sift in the dry ingredients, you can even add them all at the same time if desired, it 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 a little soft on the inside, packs just the right amount of caramel, tons of chocolate chips, a lots of pretzels!
If you love fab vegan cookies or food trends, you have to try these new vegan Levain Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies!