RECREATING JOSHUA WEISSMAN'S LEVAIN STYLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

Okay so i saw this recipe late at night on tik tok… so naturally I decided I needed to make this recipe ASAP. I waited a couple days ( honestly don’t know how i kept it together) and made these bad boys.

No idea who joshua weissman is and what a leavain style cookie is

BUT

let me tell you… bomb period.

So you should definitely make these if you’re into those slightly underdone and gooey chocolatey type of cookie.


ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 2 tsp corn starch

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter

  • 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 lb chopped chocolate

So first let me address a couple things. Cake flour, I don’t have that (but maybe I should) and I wasn’t willing to wait to go to the store to make these. So I looked up substitutes and apparently you can sub cornstarch into all purpose flour.

Bacially

1 cup ap flour – 2 tablespoons ap flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch

= 1 cup cake flour

and then half it for the extra half of a cup.

but if you have cake flour, just ignore all this math stuff.

Begin by melting and browning your butter in a small saucepan.

Set aside and let cool completely.


Next, combine your dry ingredients in a mixer using the paddle attachment.

Then add your cooled butter until combined.

Then add your eggs one at a time.




Then roughly chop your chocolate and mix that in.

I used milk and dark chocolate to add some depth.

I let that chill in the fridge for an hour.

Using an ice cream scoop I tried to make fairly even scoops.

All the other recipes I have seen recreating these have been fairly specific but here we are.

Then I let those balls set in the fridge another 25 minutes.





Then go ahead and bake them at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

You want them to be a little underdone and just golden on the top.

So at the end of the day mine dont have nearly as much height as his but I am not upset at all. I don’t know what exactly is the reason for that. Quite possibly the cake flour sub.

If you have any idea please feel free to leave a comment or reach out via IG 😊

Nonetheless they are soooOOOoooOo good. I highly recommend. Just look at the chocolate gooey-ness.



joshua weissman’s levain style chocolate chip cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 2 tsp corn starch

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter

  • 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 lb chopped chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Begin by melting and browning your butter in a small saucepan.

  2. Next, combine your dry ingredients in a mixer using the paddle attachment.

  3. Then add your cooled butter until combined.

  4. Then add your eggs one at a time.

  5. Then roughly chop your chocolate and mix that in.

  6. I let that chill in the fridge for an hour.

  7. Using an ice cream scoop I tried to make fairly even scoops.

  8. Then I let those balls set in the fridge another 25 minutes.

  9. Then go ahead and bake them at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

  10. You want them to be a little underdone and jsut golden on the top.

to sub for cake flour:

1 cup ap flour – 2 tablespoons ap flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch = 1 cup cake flour