Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Where is Levain Bakery?

A markerLevain Bakery -
167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
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In the Upper West Side of New York City, Levain Bakery bakes some of the best chocolate chip cookies ever made.

In fact, The New York Times stated that their cookies "may possibly be the largest, most divine chocolate chip cookies in Manhattan". Their monstrous, scone-sized cookies are prized for their buttery taste and perfect texture.

Through multiple trials, I've finally discovered a perfect copycat recipe for these amazing cookies!

Delicious chocolate chip cookie from Levain Bakery!
Delicious chocolate chip cookie from Levain Bakery! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 12 ginormous cookies


  • 3 cups and 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks
Ready to cream the butter and sugars together!
Ready to cream the butter and sugars together! | Source
Cookies ready for the oven!
Cookies ready for the oven! | Source


  1. Line a sheet pan or cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or handheld mixer, cream the butter on high for 1 minute. Add the sugars and cream until the mixture is fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Lower the speed to medium, and add the eggs one at a time until each egg is fully incorporated. Add the vanilla, and beat until combined.
  5. On a low speed, gently add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. While the oven is preheating, divide the dough into 12 pieces, and shape into rough balls. Put onto the prepared baking sheet(s). Chill the dough in the refrigerator until the oven is done (for best results, chill overnight).
  8. Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and delicious. Don't overcook them, or else they will be dry and unappetizing. Cool the finished cookies on a wire rack.
Copycat Levain Bakery Cookie
Copycat Levain Bakery Cookie | Source


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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 517
Calories from Fat234
% Daily Value *
Fat 26 g40%
Carbohydrates 67 g22%
Sugar 44 g
Protein 7 g14%
Sodium 359 mg15%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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