Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

A copycat recipe for the amazing chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery in New York City. These enormous cookies are crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, and might possibly be your new favorite cookie.

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies | chezcateylou.com

Guess what? It is national chocolate chip cookie week! A whole week dedicated to America’s (and more importantly, TheBetterHalf’s) favorite cookie. So to celebrate, some of my blogging friends and I are having a week-long chocolate chip cookie party!  Be sure to check out their sites this week for some amazing chocolate chip cookie recipes.

Now I love chocolate chip cookies, and have shared plenty of varieties on Chez CateyLou, but there is one recipe that I have been meaning to try and finally did– the famous Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies!

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St. Patrick’s Day Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fun and festive sprinkles are added to a classic chocolate chip cookie, making these delicious funfetti cookies perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies | chezcateylou.com

Good morning! Apparently it is National Pancake Day. I’m not sure how I missed that one – TheBetterHalf just emailed me to let me know! As the pancake queen, I’m kind of upset with myself for not knowing about this awesome holiday. I might have to eat a plate of these for dinner to make myself feel better. Or these. Or these.

So I don’t have pancakes to share with you today, but at least I have the next best thing – cookies! I am on a roll with the St. Patrick’s Day recipes. I just can’t help myself – I will take any excuse I can to make fun and festive treats. I posted these Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies the other day, and today I have St. Patrick’s Day funfetti chocolate chip cookies for you!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins – light and fluffy muffins are full of delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavors. It is like dessert for breakfast!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Does anyone notice anything different today? Something new? Something fresh and clean? Yep, that’s right, Chez CateyLou got a makeover!! What do you think?

I am loving my new site design! A big thanks to the wonderful Katie at Twin Stripe for designing my logo. Didn’t she do an amazing job? Also a big thanks to TheBetterHalf for dealing with all the technical headaches that came along with this lovely new site. I’ll tell you what, all this blogging stuff is a lot harder than we thought it would be! But it is totally worth it.

So in honor of the first post on my newly designed site,  I made peanut butter chocolate chip muffins.  I obviously had to include peanut butter, my one true love (sorry TheBetterHalf, but that’s payback for when you wouldn’t say you loved me more than the Eagles).

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic flavor of red velvet cake is baked into a cookie and then mixed with tons of chocolate chips! These rich and chocolatey red velvet cookies taste amazing!

Red Velvet Cookies with Chocolate Chips | chezcateylou.com

Is everyone getting excited for Valentines Day? I must admit, I have never really been into Valentine’s Day.  It was just never my thing (somewhere, TheBetterHalf breathes a huge sigh of relief…).  However I’ve crossed over to the food blogger dark side – you know, when you post recipes way before the actual holiday (like my Thanksgiving spread) and get overly excited for every little holiday (I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate national cookie day!).  And really, when candy and cute colors like pink and red and adorable sprinkles are involved – well how can I not be on board with that?! So I guess I was wrong – I am into Valentine’s Day! And so I made you a perfect recipe for Valentine’s day – Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies…. 

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Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutty browned butter and salty pretzel crumbs take the classic chocolate chip cookie to another level. Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate sweet and salty cookie!

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | chezcateylou.com

So how are those New Year’s resolutions going?  Are we done with them yet?  I mean, we’re almost three weeks into January – I think that’s enough.  Or at the very least, can we take a break?  Yes?  Glad we’re on the same page.  Because I need some cookies.  I haven’t made any allllll year.  That’s way too long.  So without further ado, I present the first cookie for 2014 – pretzel chocolate chip cookies!  Yep, they are as good as they sound.  And as if the sweet and salty combo isn’t enough, these are also made with browned butter!  Definitely resolution-breaking-worthy.

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