Trying the Grocery Levain Cookies

 

Levain Chocolate Chip cookies are the perfect dessert! Pictured are the smaller grocery store version sold at Whole Foods. 


The cookies from Levain Bakery in NYC are some of the most famous in the country. They opened in 1995 and still have lines at their shops to this day. People love their cookies because they're huge- 6 ounces each! The cookies are really thick and are nice and gooey in the middle while the outside is crispy. 

I've always wanted to try them. You can get them shipped from New York but they cost a lot. Or you could catch a plane to NYC, but that would also cost you. Luckily for me, Levain Bakery now sells smaller versions of their famous cookies in grocery stores. Whole Foods is one of the stores so I was able to find some at my local store. They're in the frozen aisle and each box is 10 bucks for eight cookies. Each cookie is 2 ounces, so quite a lot smaller than the ones in New York.

They sell five different flavors of Levain cookies at Whole Foods. To eat these you heat your oven to 350 degrees and then bake for 5 to 7 minutes. The cookies are already baked when you buy them, so you're just heating them up. These cookies are best all hot and melty. I found that five minutes wasn't enough time, so I'll bake them 6 minutes next time. 

The cookies were super rich for me. The chocolate chips were dark chocolate, so that made them a little too rich. I liked how thick the cookies were. After eating one, I was super satisfied and full. I can't imagine actually polishing off one of the 6 ounce cookies. 

There are also a lot of copycat recipes online to make your own Levain cookies. But I thought it would be fun to try these grocery store ones. They were definitely tasty! And since each box comes with 8, you can just heat up a couple at a time for when those cookie cravings happen! 











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