Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

A slightly more decadent version of my oatmeal leaven chocolate chip cookies, these are high in fibre, can be sugar free and gluten free! If you like a soft, crumbly and buttery chocolate chip cookie- these are an absolute MUST.

Copycat Levain bakery chocolate chip cookies

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was first introduced to Levain Bakery cookies 2 years ago. Whenever I travel, I always have a rule that I have to try the best chocolate chip cookie in that area. When visiting New York, Levain Bakery was at the top of my list as they are well known for being the BEST chocolate chip cookies in NYC.

I had read online about the huge waiting lines, and had mentally prepared to wait a minimum of 45 minutes to get my hands on a cookie. However, when Mik and I arrived- to our surprise there was not one person in sight! Before we knew it, we had warm chocolate chip cookies with oozing chocolate in our hands. They were truly incredible, and it got me thinking of making a copycat version that has less butter, sugar than traditional varieties.

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I have a tradition, whenever I travel I HAVE to taste the best rated chocolate chip cookie in that city. To date, the best chocolate chip cookie that I have ever tried was actually in Toronto, at the famous Le Gourmand. However, when I was in NYC, everyone recommended I try Levain bakery chocolate chip cookies. We of course went to go and try, and while it wasn’t the best chocolate chip cookie that I have ever tried, it was definitely in my top 10! I knew I had to re-create it in some way, and what better time than the holidays?

Dark chocolate COPYCAT LEVAIN BAKERY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

How Do You Make Copycat Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies? 

                                                                               Ingredients:

Oat Flour: You can get GF oat flour if you prefer

Spelt flour: You can replace this with all purpose or cake flour

Granulated sweetener of choice: I used erythritol

Butter: I used grass fed, but you can replace this with a nut butter of choice if preferred. 

Baking soda: For a light fluffy texture

Egg: two large eggs

Vanilla extract: for that tasty vanilla flavor

Corn starch: Just a small amount to add texture

Chocolate chips:  I used both milk and dark chocolate (sugar free if desired)

Method:

1.

 Place all ingredients (except for your chocolate chips) in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer combine ingredients until a dough forms. Stir in your chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip cookie dough

2.

Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 18 cookie balls. No need to press them down as they will spread in the oven. 

baking COPYCAT LEVAIN BAKERY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

4.

Bake in oven and allow to cool

baking COPYCAT LEVAIN BAKERY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
COPYCAT LEVAIN BAKERY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Copycat Levain bakery chocolate chip cookies

COPYCAT LEVAIN BAKERY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Wholesome Lee
A slightly more decadent version of my oatmeal leaven chocolate chip cookies, these are high in fiber, can be sugar free and gluten free! If you like a soft, crumbly and buttery chocolate chip cookie- these are an absolute MUST. 
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 202.8 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cups oat flour 122g
  • 1 cup spelt or all purpose flour 174g
  • 1 cup granulated sweetener or sugar of choice 100g
  • 1 cup butter or nut butter of choice 227g
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, stirring in your chocolate chips last.
  • Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator & preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Roll 18 balls of cookie dough and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 15 minutes, until the edges have browned and the cookie looks golden. Allow to cool fully.
  • You can eat the cookies then, but it gets a more delicious dense cookie texture if you place them in an airtight container in the fridge over night!

Nutrition

Calories: 202.8kcalCarbohydrates: 18.3gProtein: 3.5gFat: 13.5gFiber: 2gSugar: 6g
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