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 tahini style, but this time with oats! If you’re not familiar with this combo you’re completely missing out. For the longest time I always overlooked this food trend, but I have to say.. It’s quite the game changer. Tahini adds a savory component to the cookie and the salt just further enhances everything all together. It’s as they say, a match made in heaven. Don’t question it, just try it!
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 rich notes of tahini mirrors the real deal, compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, is packed with oats, requires no 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’re all about this style cookie or love anything tahini, you have to try these new vegan Levain style Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Why this recipe is great:
No chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Made with stevia sweetened chocolate chips!