Copycat Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These decadent double chocolate chip cookies are thick, soft, and rich. They taste very close to the dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery in New York City.
As you may recall, I visited NYC a few months ago and tried Levain Bakery’s famous chocolate chip cookies (post here). While I loved their signature cookie and could finally understand the hype and long lines, the cookie I most adored was the dark chocolate chocolate chip cookie. It was so rich, decadent, and chocolatey.
These decadent double chocolate chip cookies are thick, soft, and rich. They taste very close to the dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery in New York City.  As you may recall, I visited NYC a few months ago and tried Levain Bakery’s famous chocolate chip cookies (post here). While I loved their signature cookie and could finally understand the hype and long lines, the cookie I most adored was the dark chocolate chocolate chip cookie. It was so rich, decadent, and chocolatey.


Ingredients:
  •  1 cup unsalted cold butter cut into small cubes
  •  1 cup packed light brown sugar
  •  ½ cup graulated white sugar
  •  2 large eggs
  •  ½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder try to use a premium brand for richer flavor
  •  1 cup cake flour
  •  1½ cup all-purpose flour
  •  1 tsp cornstarch
  •  ¾ tsp baking soda
  •  ½ tsp salt
  •  1  cup semisweet chocolate chunks or roughly chopped chocolate
  •  1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 410°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add in cocoa, cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and set mixer on lowest speed setting to stir until dough is just combined (please note in the video the mixing is sped up to keep the video short). You want the dough to be smooth and uniform in color, but you don't want to overmix it. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  4. Place the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.