Yeah, that’s a mouthful. But these cookies deserve all of that name and more. They probably are the best cookies I’ve had in my life.
So, this all goes back to December, when some sales rep sent us a box of cookies from Levain Bakery in New York. These cookies weighed like 5 pounds each and were the size of your fist. Now honestly I’m rarely that tempted by store-bought or bakery cookies. I’m a homemade girl all the way. But I was stressed and there were these chocolate ones with peanut butter chips that were calling my name.
So I broke off a piece of one and took it into a meeting with me…
Game over. I became instantly obsessed (and I ate the rest of that cookie, duh). We decided to order more and then found out it was $75 for four cookies, which…NO. So I decided that, hell or high water, I was going to perfectly replicate these cookies.
And I believe I’ve gotten like 99% of the way there. I tried a couple different copycat recipes and this was definitely the closest. I also read through a lot of the comments and suggestions and found a couple that make a big difference, so I’ve incorporated them into my recipe below. One other thing I’ve found is that I actually like them better the next day, vs. fresh. The texture sets and they become moist and amazing and dense, and a little less rich than fresh out of the oven.
Fair warning, each cookie is like 550-600 calories. But it’s definitely worth it on occasion. Trust me and make these NOW. READ THE POST