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Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

If you haven’t picked up on it already, I am full-on obsessed with cookies.

I created two other Levain Bakery Copycat recipes and they have been the top recipes on Modern Honey ever since. Levain Bakery’s signature cookie is still holding on to it’s 5 star rating over a year after posting the recipe —

Levain Bakery Copcyat Chocolate Chip Crush Cookies

Levain Bakery Copycat Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies has a 5 star rating as well.

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

Now it’s time to share my original Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies recipe. This recipe is so much like the original Levain Bakery cookie that you will not even know the difference!

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

This cookie is full of rich chocolate and studded with semisweet chocolate chips for all of the chocoholics out there. The fascinating thing about Levain Bakery cookies is their ability to be thick without being cakey.

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

If you read my other Levain Bakery copycat cookie post, you will know that those cookies are my husband’s favorite cookie of all time. I think the reason is that they aren’t over the top sweet. They are rich and decadent without putting you into a sugar coma.

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

There are a few SECRET tricks that make these Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies extra special:

  1.  Use very cold butter. Now, I am not talking about throwing two cubes of cold butter into the mixer and hoping the butter will incorporate into the sugars. Nope. The key is to cut the butter with a knife into small cubes, making it easier to cream with the sugar. We want them to become one and meld together to break down the graininess of the sugar. Cream for at least 4 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Use good high quality cocoa, if at all possible. Levain uses dark cocoa for these cookies. If you can find that in your grocery stores, use it! Hershey’s makes a dark chocolate cocoa that would be fantastic. Guittard and Ghirardelli makes high quality cocoa powders as well. If you follow me at all, you know I am a huge fan of Callebaut cocoa. It’s found in the bulk bin section at Winco and is very reasonable.
  3. Use a mix of cake flour and all-purpose flour. Why cake flour? You know how I talked about Levain being a thick cookie without tasting like a scone? When you use cake flour, it creates a more TENDER crumb on the cookie which creates a mouth watering texture.
  4. Another game changer is cornstarch. It also helps to create and soft and tender cookie.
  5. Bake at high heat. You want to shock these Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with high heat so they don’t spread too rapidly. It helps keep their shape and make those crispy edges.

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

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Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
The ORIGINAL Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies. These have a 5 star rating for a reason!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 -12

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Cold Butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dark Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 410 degrees.
  • In large bowl, cream together cold butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add cocoa, cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Chill dough for 15 minutes.
  • Separate dough into large balls and place on lightly colored cookie sheet. Lightly press on top of dough to smooth out. If you have a scale, you can make them anywhere from 4.5 ounces - 6 ounces. You will fit 4-6 cookies on one large cookie sheet. The dough makes 8-12 extra large cookies.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Let them rest for at least 10-15 minutes to set.

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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 -12
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Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com

You are going to go crazy over these Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies and won’t be able to tell the difference.

Happy Baking, my friends! xo

Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies by Modern Honey. The original copycat Levain Bakery Cookie recipe that has a 5 star rating. The most popular cookie from the famous New York City bakery. www.modernhoney.com


Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just stumbled onto your page and had my daughter who is 14 and an amazing baker, make these cookies for me.
    As a huge Levain fan who has eaten them many times I defy most people to taste the difference between the original and your copy recipe.Wow. Next up is the peanut butter ones.
    Thank you so much for this great recipe.

  2. Hi ! Quick question… Which cake flour do you recommend? I want to make this recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday, hope you can help me !!

  3. They look amazing! Unfortunately where I live the size of a “cup” is a little bit different… can you please write it in grams?

  4. Before making these I have a question. My convection oven says to bake at 25 degrees lower than the recipe calls. Is this recipe already converted for use in a convection oven?

  5. 5 stars
    I am absolutely in LOVE with this recipe! I have made the fingertip and the chocolate chip ones as well. My friends are obsessed!!

    Quick question, are these cookies sturdy enough to handle being stuffed? Like with caramel, marshmallow, etc.?

  6. Hi! A little help, can I use dutched process cocoa powder instead of natural cocoa powder? And should I change the baking soda to baking powder if I will be doing this? Appreciate your help!!

    1. 5 stars
      I made them today. Wow! I actually erred by reversing the flour measurements, using more cake flour. Still came out amazing.