Levain {copycat} chocolate chip cookies

Levain bakery in New York is famous for their cookies. I decided to try this copycat recipe.



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
Cream together the cold cubed butter, brown sugar & granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and imx well. Stir in cake flour, all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Separate dough into large balls (should only be able to fit 4 on one large cookie sheet). Bake for about 10-12 minutes at 410*F. This recipe should make 8 giant cookies.
I loved the consistency of this cookie – crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside. I don’t think I’m a huge fan of walnuts (might leave it out next time and put MOAR CHOCOLATE). Also, I think this recipe needs vanilla extract (additional 1 teaspoon next time).