Double Chocolate Chip White Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Lately I've been thinking about how much I want to go back to Levain bakery.  It's been years and I'm really craving their chocolate chip walnut cookies.  Not only that - their oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and dark chocolate chip cookies, too.  They really do have the best cookies there.  I've never tried any of the breads they bake because I'm always so focused on the cookies.  Have you?  I wish we could all go together, each buy an item and then share.


And so these cookies were created yesterday from my cravings for a chocolate-y Levain cookie.  I was hoping to have these loaded up with white chocolate chunks, but my cookies were a little skimpy on the white chocolate.  I didn't have as much white chocolate in the pantry as I thought I did.

I was happy with how soft and fudgy these cookies turned out, and the crackles on top are pleasing to the eye as well.  I bet these would be really good with dark unsweetened cocoa powder.


Double Chocolate Chip White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 ounces white chocolate (or more), cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

In a large bowl, sift together flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla until a lumpy ball forms.  Beat in egg, one addition at a time, until well combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in white chocolate chunks and chocolate chips until just combined.

Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough out, roll into balls, and place on cookie sheets or plates (whatever will fit in your refrigerator).  Chill dough balls at least one hour.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place dough on cookie sheets, spacing an inch apart.  Bake for 15 minutes or until set and slightly crisp.  Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 16 large cookies

12 comments:

  1. Levain Bakery is on my bucket list. Never tried any of the recipes but these look worthy. Hope you're doing well Em!

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    1. Hi Anj! Oh my goodness, you'll love it! I'm doing well. I hope you are too!

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  2. I think about going back to Levain bakery on a nearly daily basis, haha. Since you seem to be in NYC all the time now if you ever have a trip there and a layover in Chicago on your way home bring me cookies!! I'm going to be tied to the house with a newborn real soon here... :( Miss you!

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    1. I wish we knew the exact recipe for those cookies. They're impossible to duplicate! I will definitely bring you cookies if that happens! Haha. When is that baby coming?! I miss you too!!

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    2. I'm due May 27th. I'll be on maternity leave for 10-12 weeks after that so let me know if you're in town at all and I will meet you somewhere!

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  3. I'm sure it's important to know for certain if the dark cocoa is better and the only way to find out is to make a batch of each, right? I'm just doing this in the name of research, of course. :)

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    1. Oh my gosh you should! I love that dark cocoa.

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  4. I haven't ever entered the store, but I have had friends and family who have brought back stuff from there. My sister-in-law loves it. She loves their chocolate chip cookies and she doesn't even like chocolate (freak!) Back when she aspired to be a pastry chef, she dreamed of working there herself. I admit those were good cookies. I think yours look just as good if not better. though.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! You're too kind! I love how Levain's cookies are scone-like and gooey in the middle. So good.

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  5. It looks so attractive cookies.

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  6. These look so rich and decadent - I don't think they suffer from less white chocolate chunks. Just yum.

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  7. Oh thank you so much Emily! I love chocolate and this recipe is amazing!

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