Hello & Happy Sunday!!
This week has been on the hectic side, but I love to whip up a fun cookie concept. I’m still currently all about the 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 oatmeal cookie. Like many things when it comes to oatmeal, you either love it or hate. I think we’ve all had a bad oatmeal cookie at one time in our lives and that experience colors how we view them all.
However, I promise you… these vegan Levain Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies will completely blow any variation out the window. Hands down, my favorite oatmeal cookie.
What’s fab about this cook? 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, packs walnuts and golden raisins, requires a short chill time, compromises nowhere with texture or flavor, 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 oatmeal, you have to try these new vegan Levain style Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Why this recipe is great:
Minimal chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Made with stevia sweetened chocolate chips!