Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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So…awkward pause. Just how do I begin this post, after having disappeared for so long from the blog? Before I begin with an explanation, here, have a Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies, as a peace offering.

I’ve missed you guys, and this blog!! I would love to say that there was a real reason for me disappearing for so long, or something exciting like being abducted by aliens and then being taken hostage to a strange planet, but that’s not the case.

Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I just got a case of Slackacious. It’s a very serious disease where you just don’t want to adult anymore, and basically handover all your responsibilities to someone who is better at adulting than you. It also involves a serious addiction to scrolling through social media, and reading stuff that you probably don’t need to but you still do, because it’s still better than working.

I tried many times to find a good cure of getting rid of Slackacious, but it just wouldn’t leave me alone. Now, don’t think I actually haven’t been cooking or not taking photos of the delicious food I like to make, it’s just that actually posting the recipes has been a big issue for me. Just opening up, and writing and admitting that slacking actually got the best of me is what that has taken me so long to come back to the blogging work.

milk chocolate chopped into chocolate chunks

Okay enough said! I’m back, and I hope you forgive me for this long absence since I’ve come back with a recipe to do die for. These Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a mouthful of deliciousness!

They are soft, they are full of melty chocolate pockets (the best thing ever!) and they are just the perfect treat for all chocolate lovers. And this is not just me saying that to convince you to make these Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I shared these cookies with a few friends of mine, and I swear these cookies were the talk of the day!

Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Now before I go on to give you the recipe for these cookies here are a few points you must follow to achieve the dreamiest cookies of you life:

1.) So I haven’t actually tried the original Levain Bakery cookies, but I’ve seen plenty of them online, and being a chocolate lover, I was pretty much dying to try these cookies out. The recipe that these cookies are inspired from can be found here. While the original recipe calls for dark chocolate, I decided to go for milk chocolate because I have a little one at home, and I was afraid that she may not like dark chocolate.

2.) Follow the recipe instructions carefully, and do not forget to use softened butter when creaming the butter and sugars together! Also, do not overmix the batter. Also aslo, do not over bake the cookies. Of course if you’re into baking cookies like me, you must know that it’s a serious crime to over bake cookies. 😛

3.) This recipe calls for both all purpose flour AND cake flour. The cake flour is a MUST and cannot be replaced. However if you’re like me, you probably never have cake flour at home. But worry not! Cake flour can be easily made at home! See the recipe card for notes on how to make cake flour. All you need is all purpose flour and cornstarch! Okay on a side note, I use too many exclamation marks.

4.) The original cookies are apparently huge and this entire batch of cookie dough would yield 8 cookies. But I wanted to make smaller cookies, so I used a 2 tablespoon scoop to scoop out the cookies and that yielded about 3 dozen cookies. SO YUM!!! 😀

Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I do hope you try these Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies, because once you try them I promise you’ll be hooked forever!

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Enjoy!! 🙂

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Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This is a copycat recipe for Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and is absolutely to die for!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter ( softened & cut up into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 1 cup cake flour (to make cake flour at home: measure 1 cup of all purpose flour. Then remove 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour from the measured flour. Then add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the all purpose flour. Now sift this flour & cornstarch flour mixture until well combined.)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups chocolate chunks (I used milk chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 410 F / 210 C. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

  2. Using a handheld mixture or a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar on high speed until pale and fluffy. This will take about 3-4 minutes. Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  3. Add in the cocoa, cake flour, all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until the dough is just combined. Do not overmix. Stir in the chocolate chunks by hand.

  4. Place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Measure out the cookie dough by using a 2 tablespoon scoop and place on the prepared baking sheets. 

  6. Bake the cookies for about 7-8 minutes until the cookies are just set and the surface appears to be dry. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 15-20 minutes so that they can set. Then remove and enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Copycat Levain Bakery Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. Wow amazing photos of an amazing chocolate treat. Welcome back -perhaps what you need is an assistant. Perhaps train someone and call her Ms Little Motivator. She should be about 4 yrs old, able to hold a camera, knead dough with both hands, eat messily, at times demand perfection, at other times humour you for failure, help load-up dishwasher, sleep whilst to the whirring noise of dishwasher. Wait a minute....you already have one. Just need to train up more

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