Bake NY cookies yourself - that's how it works

If you purchase through a link marked *, we will receive a commission.
NY cookies recipe

In New York City everything is a bit bigger than usual. Even the cookies. Levain Bakery is considered one of the best bakeries in New York for cookies. You should definitely visit this if you are interested in New York food are interested Their cookies are so popular that there are now several branches in the Big Apple. Others exist or are emerging in Boston, Chicago and other places. If you want to buy NY Cookies from the original store, you can find it near the Museum of Natural History at this address: 351 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024. Levain's cookies may not be larger, but they are definitely thicker than usual . That's because they contain a lot of chocolate. They taste best with different types of chocolate.

If you are in New York, the best thing to do is buy a pack of cookies for your lunch break, find a nice spot and enjoy the delicious specialities. But you can also bake them yourself. Our recipe helps with the preparation.



Bake NY cookies yourself

Ingredients for the NY Cookies:

  • 115 grams butter
  • 100 grams of brown sugar
  • 60 grams of granulated sugar
  • a big egg
  • two tsp vanilla sugar
  • 250 grams of flour
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • two tablespoons of cornstarch
  • half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 100 grams milk chocolate (chopped)
  • and 100 grams of white chocolate (chopped)


Prepare NY Cookies dough
Prepare NY Cookies dough


How to prepare the NY cookies:

In a large bowl, mix the butter with the two types of sugar until smooth.

Add vanilla sugar and egg and mix.

Sift the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and stir it into the dough until you get a solid mass.

Add the three types of chopped chocolate and mix them into the batter.

Form about eight equal-sized dough balls from the dough by hand and then place them in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to around 200° C (180° C fan oven).

Bake four NY cookies at a time. The dough will spread as it bakes. This way you avoid them sticking together. Bake them for about 14 minutes. The chocolate should still be liquid. Then they taste best.

Let the NY Cookies cool for about ten minutes and then enjoy. They are definitely best when they are still warm.


NY cookies with extra chocolate
NY cookies with extra chocolate


It's best to store the cookies in a tin can afterwards. They stay there for about four to five days.

You can also freeze the dough and simply bake it up as soon as you want to enjoy the NY Cookies.


In these cookbooks you will find cookie recipes*.

If you purchase via a link marked *, we receive a commission, which we use to run this blog.

Or bake these cookies according to our video recipe



Click on the photo and then save the recipe for “NY Cookies” on Pinterest.


Do you know this?


Source: own recipe

Text: © Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline

Photos: © Unsplash

Bake NY cookies yourself - that's how it works

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn