Copycat Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thick gooey copycat Levain chocolate chip cookies are honestly SO good and the perfect quick and easy snack. Higher in fiber, lower in sugar (Sugar free option if you use sugar free chocolate chips), they are the perfect sweet treat for any sweet tooth!

Copycat levain chocolate chip cookies

What are Levain 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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Are these exactly like Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Now these cookies true are thick and melt in your mouth, similar to Levain chocolate chip cookies! However, I have to say that they are not EXACTLY the same, but honestly hit the spot! This recipe here yields a soft baked cookie, and not a crispy like texture! The ingredients used are higher in fiber & lower in sugar than traditional varieties.

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How Do You Make Copycat Levain Cookies? 

                                                                               Ingredients:

Spelt flour: You can replace this with all purpose or oat flour, but textures may be differet

Granulated sweetener of choice: I used erythritol

Corn starch: Just a small amount is used

Baking soda: For a light fluffy texture

Egg: One large egg

Vanilla extract: for that tasty vanilla flavor

Butter: I used grass-fed but any butter could work 

Milk of choice: I used almond 

Chocolate chips:  I used both milk and dark chocolate

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 20 cookie balls. Press them down with a fork to make a cookie shape.

Chocolate chip cookies

4.

Bake in oven and allow to cool

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5 Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

This cookie is delicious as is, but if you want a little more-try out these toppings!

Dark chocolate: add some dark chocolate chips
Milk chocolate: add some milk chocolate chips
Peanut butter:Use peanut butter instead of normal butter in the recipe
Sea salt: Add a sprinkle of sea salt for that sweet salty combo
Nutty crunch: Top cookies off with crushed nuts of choice

Copycat levian bakery choc-chip cookies

Chocolate chip levain bakery cookies

Copycat Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wholesome Lee
The most delicious thick & soft chocolate chunk copycat Levain cookies! Perfect as an afternoon snack or tea time treat
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups spelt flour 348g
  • ½ cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used erythritol)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • cup butter (cold) 152g
  • ½ cups chocolate chips 112g
  • ¼ cup milk of choice ( I used almond)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a cookie tray with baking paper.
  • Place all ingredients (except for your chocolate chips) in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, slowly combine your ingredients until a cookie dough forms. Stir in your chocolate chips.
  • Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 20 balls and place them on your baking tray. Press down with a fork into a cookie shape.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies are golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 16.3gProtein: 4.2gFat: 8.1gFiber: 2gSugar: 4.7g
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