Levain Cookies Copies!!!

 

 

Levain cookies; the big, thick, chocolate chip cookies floating around instagram and pinterest.  My latest and most greatest feat.  I’ve been searching for a thick chocolate chip cookie to make for a while and I finally found it! These cookies are so thick, dense, bursting with flavor and oozing with chocolate chips.  {Theirs have walnuts in them also, but Ew I don’t like walnuts.} I must say when you eat 4 of them in a row, it quite resembles a meal….and that I need to go run 5 miles. 

 

recipe adapted from Broma Bakery 

3 cups + 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of salted butter, cold, cut in cubes
3/4 cups + 3 teaspoons of brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 cold eggs, beaten lightly in a different bowl.
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of milk chocolate chips [I use ghirardelli because I like their bigger size.]

Measure out the flour, salt, baking soda {I got BAKING SODA} and baking power in a bowl.

Beat the butter with a mixer on high for about a minute.  {paddle attachment, ideally} or until the butter forms one big ball.

Then add the sugars and beat for about 2 more minutes or until the butter mixes with the sugar.

Then mix in the vanilla and eggs on medium/low.  The dough will be lumpy and that is OKAY!

Then gradually add the flour. And lastly, fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.

Divide dough into 12 chunks.  Don’t roll them. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Here comes that sad part. 😦  The cookies will need to be in the freezer for up to 3O minutes. {feels like the equivalent of a treadmill minute x 3O, ughhhh} They can stay in there for up to 12 hours.

Ten years later, you can put them in the oven @ 375 F for 18-22 minutes.  Mine were in for 18-19 minutes.  You don’t want to over cook them because that will ruin it!!!!  And once you take take them out of the oven, they still continue to cook.  So you can take them out to early and pop em back in need it be, but you can’t undo it if you over cook. 

Enjoy your Levain copycat cookies, take lots of pictures, eat them for dinner, don’t share, or share all of them! 

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