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 the Levain 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, the height of the cookie coupled with a baking temperature of 410 degrees, enables you to achieve that gorgeous 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 Apple cookie! There is something about this cookie combo that just captured my attention. It’s sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy, and caters to just about everyone in the flavor department.
My first thought was, how are we going to effectively derive that amazing apple cider flavor without using apple cider? Easy, dried apple cider! While I haven’t had instant apple cider since lord knows when, believe it or not.. it still exists! Simply whip it into the butter (my preference) or into the dried ingredients and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a lil extra flavor boost and boom, you have a solid apple forward cookie!
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, features less added sugar than my standard recipe since we’re featuring dried apple cider, has tons of vegan caramels, notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, it’s sweet, salty, savory, crunchy, perfect for fall, 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 Apple Cookies!
Why this recipe is great:
Sweet + Salty
Short chill time
No sifting of ingredients
Features notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider!