Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

These unbelievably thick and gooey vegan Levain chocolate chip cookies are just as addictive as the famous bakery version – with NO eggs or dairy!

Levain Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

New York City’s Most Famous Cookie

My first introduction to Levain chocolate chip cookies came just about a month ago.

As soon as I saw the legendary soft and chewy cookies, packed with melty chocolate in each bite, I fell instantly in love.

How had I never heard of these before???!

The New York City bakery was slated to open a new location in Georgetown – their first shop ever outside of NYC – and suddenly everyone I knew was talking about their classic chocolate chip walnut cookies.

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Levain Bakery Cookies Recipe

Enlisting my non-vegan friends as taste testers, I set about to recreate the beloved dense and gooey texture of the original bakery-style cookies in a dairy free way.

We went through a few trials to get them perfect, but the final results were totally worth it.

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Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Tricks To Soft Cookies

These vegan Levain cookies are the opposite of my Crispy Cookies.

So I employed the same baking tricks as I did with the crispy cookie recipe, just in reverse this time.

I used brown sugar because it has more moisture than white and is more acidic, meaning it reacts with baking soda to produce air that helps the cookies rise.

And I baked them at a higher temperature than my other cookie recipes, because this reduces spreading.

To achieve the softest, fluffiest chewy chocolate chip cookies from scratch, I added a little bit more flour and less sugar, and I chilled the dough before baking.

The recipe calls for traditional chocolate chip cookie ingredients – no coconut oil, chia seeds, or flax eggs required.

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Above, watch the video of how to make vegan Levain bakery cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Levain Bakery Recipe

The recipe was adapted from my Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies and these Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and gooey giant chocolate chip cookies, just like the legendary bakery version, but without the eggs or dairy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, cookies, vegan
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 large cookies
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 cup white, spelt, or oat flour (for flourless, try these Keto Cookies)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 3 tbsp regular sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp butter (such as Melt vegan)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk of choice


  • Stir dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter (soft but not melted) and milk. If mixing by hand instead of with a stand mixer, it will seem dry. Keep stirring (don’t add more milk) and it will eventually turn into cookie dough. Smush into a big ball, then break off dough and roll smaller balls. For soft cookies, cover and chill in the fridge at least 1 hour (overnight is fine). Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake cookies on a parchment-lined sheet on the center rack for 15 minutes.

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