Levain Bakery Cookies

If you give a Cat a cookie….These delicious midnight chocolate soiree cookies have become a staple in the Liang household. And I promise that these will give your Trick or Treat candy a run for their money. They have the thinnest crackle on the outside but once you break into that pillowy soft, interior with all that luscious dark chocolate…they just melt on your tongue. A little salty, a little sweet, and oh so decadent

 I N G R E D I E N T S

-1/2 cup of chilled/cubed unsalted butter
-1/2 cup honey/maple syrup/or brown sugar
-dash of vanilla extract
-1 cup crushed walnuts
-1 cup crushed pecans
-1 cup favorite chocolate (I prefer 70% and above)
-1/8 cup milk of choice
-optional: flax seeds
-2 room temp eggs
-120g whole wheat flour
-60g almond flour
-2 heaped tsp 100% pure cacao powder
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

    ☽ I N S T R U C T I O N S

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
    2. cream butter, milk, and sweetener of choice together until combined then add in nuts, chocolate, and vanilla extract
    3. with stand mixer running, sift in your dry ingredients SLOWLY (don’t want a mushroom cloud of powder going everywhere)
    4. add in beaten eggs until incorporated (should be a thick brownie-like consistency)
    5. HACK scoop out a palm size amount of cookie dough and add a chocolate ball (Lindt, Ghirardelli, or any kind) to the center for a fun molten chocolate center
    6. shape into a ball and place on baking sheet
    7. IMPORTANT: refrigerate your cookies for min 3 hours (or freeze for 90 minutes) This will give you that crispy golden exterior and soft-chewy interior
    8. Bake on a stacked tray (aka tray with cookies on top of an upside down sheet pan) for 20-25 minutes just until they puff up slightly
    9. Let cool for 15 min…or not :)
    Grab your favorite milk, strap on some fuzzy socks, put on your favorite movie, and ENJOY!
    Let me know if you try this recipe out by tagging me in a post/story on instagram
    @catherine_y_liang ! Remember to do your crunches but also have your cookies!
    Happy Cooking with Cat!

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