Hello & Happy Tuesday!!
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 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 Salted Caramel Turtle cookie! There is something about this cookie combo that just captures my attention. It’s sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy, and caters to just about everyone in the flavor department.
If you’re familiar with this cookie, you know that without a doubt that finding a ready made vegan version is nearly impossible. That being said I want to explore a homemade recipe, because you actually can find vegan caramels online that work great in recipes. While we all love a fun healthy spin on vegan caramel, trust me, it won’t work in a cookie lol. Get these caramels!
What’s fab about my vegan version? Everything! It’s modeled after the most sought after recipe, features just flax eggs, can all be made in 1 bowl, you don’t have to sift in the dry ingredients, uses vegan butter and stevia sweetened chocolate chips, has tons of vegan caramels and toasted pecans. compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, it’s sweet, salty, savory, crunchy, 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 Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies!
Why this recipe is great:
Sweet + Salty
Short chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Made with stevia sweetened chocolate chips!