Levain makes the best chocolate chip cookies, so try making some at home.

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Double Chocolate Cookies

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas, how about chocolate in the form of a gigantic cookie? Like the other Levain copy cats, these are big, fat, and have fudgy soft centers. The ones I tried in New York were very dark and had peanut butter chips and I’ve found this recipe to be very similar — […]


Published on February 10, 2012
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Big Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by on February 9, 2012 · 19 comments

Giant Oatmeal Raisin

For Teacher Appreciation week, I wanted an oatmeal cookie to go along with the giant Levain bakery chocolate chip copycat. Pin It This was the result. Like the chocolate chip variety, they baked up very tall and fat and have a kind of a doughy and soft center. That type center plays well in chocolate […]


Published on February 9, 2012
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More Levain Cookie Clones

by on January 17, 2012 · 30 comments

Levain Clone Better

Having made many, many variations on this cookie over the years, the recipe that I’ve found comes closest is this one. Here’s a photo of the copy cat. And here’s a photo of an actual Levain cookie, which is scraggly and quite brown. The copy cat version is a spin-off of Lisa’s original version from […]


Published on January 17, 2012
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Levain on a Jet Plane

by on May 15, 2008 · 48 comments

Levain Cookies wrapped

The cookies finally made it!  They came via USPS express mail and not Fed-Ex, so they were out in the mailbox at the front of the neighborhood. They must be tired from all that traveling — NYC via Charlotte to Austin. There are four cookies — two chocolate cookies, an oatmeal cookie and a chocolate chip. […]


Published on May 15, 2008
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giant chocolate cookies

This is from Su Good Sweets. Using Jessica’s as a guide, I measured and weighed ingredients as I went along and came up with volume amounts that are slightly different than Jessica’s. They worked for me, so I’d use them again. This is a small batch version, but should double easily if you find you […]


Published on April 1, 2008