These copycat Levain chocolate peanut butter chip cookies are as good as the real thing!
If you have ever been to New York City, you may have had the opportunity to try some cookies from the iconic Levain Bakery. Last year when I went up for a girls weekend trip, my friend Jennifer and I made the long rainy trek to visit this delicious bakery. Was it worth the trip? You bet it was and I couldn’t stop thinking about them after our trip. Thanks to my sister, we have this delicious copycat Levain chocolate peanut butter chip cookies to share with you.
So what’s so delicious about these cookies? First of all, they are as big as your face. They are huuuge! The outside has a nice crust and the inside is almost cakey. They have the perfect amount of sweetness and they are just over the top, good good good!
We made these a little smaller than our face but they are just as yummy.
Here’s how to make your own!
Copycat Levain Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
- 2 sticks of cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate and peanut butter chips not Reese’s (I use the bag that already has a mix but you can also do half chocolate chips and half peanut butter chips that are sold separately)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
- In your mixer, cream the cold diced butter and sugars. After it becomes light and fluffy, add in your eggs one at a time and mix.
- Add in the flours, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until fully combined.
- Stir in your peanut butter and chocolate chips. Watch the video below to get a good idea on how to mix everything.
- Chill your dough in the bowl for about 1o minutes.
- Scoop out dough and create them into large balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
- Press the top of the cookie dough lightly with your hand or spoon. You will make about 8-9 cookies with this recipe. I usually make 9. Make sure they are big!
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown on the top and let them rest on a cookie rack for another 10 minutes.
I prefer mine on the more golden brown side. Those cracks indicate they are baked to perfection!
Who wants a bite or two to three?
These are so amazing that I decided to bake some today while writing up this post. #truestory
I hope you enjoy them!! The options are endless. You can add more or less chocolate chips, try them with walnuts or whatever your heart desires!
Okay, I gotta go and make these darn cookies now. If you need me, I’ll be hiding in my laundry room eating cookies away from the kids.
Enjoy and thanks for reading!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14