Chocolate Chip Cookies - NY Style

I'm not a big sweet tooth. And that's generally a good thing because it helps me cover up my severe shortcomings as a baker. But if there's one thing I think anyone should be able to make it's these choc chip cookies. Gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside, just like they make them at the world famous Levin Bakery in New York City. The original recipe is from Jemma's Cupcakes and reposted by Kiss Blush and Tell but I've tweaked it just a little bit to my liking.

Here's a link if you prefer a visual guide while baking.


  • 100g of Walnuts (skins removed by roasting and rubbing)

  • 200g Milk Chocolate Chips

  • 200g Dark Chocolate Chips

  • 230g Stork margarine or unsalted butter, cubed.

  • 160g Caster Sugar

  • 160g Light Brown Sugar

  • 200g Self Raising Flour

  • 300g Plain Flour

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Bicarb of Soda

  • 2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 2 Extra Large Eggs


  • A scale to measure out Ingredients

  • Set of measuring cups & Spoons

  • Two Large Mixing Bowls

  • Hand Mixer or Strong Mixing Spoon.

  • Large tupperware with lid for cooling & storing cookies

  • Large Baking Tray


  • Combine Sugar and butter for just under a minute.

  • Add in walnuts and chocolate chips for a few more seconds.

  • Be careful not to overmix at any stage.

  • Combine dry ingredients in the other mixing bowl.

  • Slowly add dry ingredients to the buttery mixture until you're left with a powdery breadcrumb consistency.

  • Add the two eggs in and mix until well combined into a chunky dough.

  • Measure out 125g cookies and lightly form round balls. Nothing too tight.

  • Place them to your tupperware in the freezer for minimum 90min.

  • Turn your oven to 190 *C and preheat your baking pan with a layer of foil or baking paper before to ensure the bottom of the cookies become crispy.

  • Bake for 13 min or until golden and crispy on the outside.

What I liked about this recipe

  • I'm not a skilled baker and found this a really easy and accessible recipe to make.

  • Ingredients cost me less than R300 and made around 12 large cookies so R25.00 per serving felt like good value for money.

  • You can keep these in the freezer for up to 3 months and bake them one at a time or pop them in the oven whenever you receive unexpected guests.

Happy baking, friends. Send me a photo or tag me in your post on socials if you make them. You can let me know how you found the recipe and how you'd tweek it next time !