If you’ve ever spent any time in Baltimore, you’ve most likely heard of, and perhaps experienced, the phenomenon that is Berger Cookies. For those of you not intimately acquainted with cakey, fudge topped goodness of the Berger Cookie, you have my condolences. Because they are epic. Really.
I came across a DIY Berger Cookie recently on washingtonpost.com. Now, my experience with at home versions of store bought classics tells me that it’s a crap shoot. Sometimes, the ends justify the means. Other times, it’s a total bust. But I’m willing to give Berger Cookies a chance.
Those of you on my Christmas mailing list down in Florida, I don’t want to get your hopes up but if these work, Santa (or the mailman) may be bringing you a taste of Bawlmer in time for the holidays.
My thanks to My Little Kitchen for the use of her photo.
13 thoughts on “Berger Cookies”
LOVEEEE some berger cookies.
Elizabeth, I’ve got openings for taste testers!
I know I can lose my Baltimore card for saying this, but I don’t really like Berger cookies since I’ve always thought they tasted a little stale.
So I’m interested to see if a homemade version gets rid of that staleness.
Beth, I don’t think you’ll get run out of town for that. Now, if you say you’re a Steelers or Colts fan you may have some trouble round these parts.
But I do know what you mean about them having a less than fresh quality. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this experiment.
I’ve never heard of them! Interesting!
TKW, they are definitely a local thing…Berger cookies, Old Bay, and Utz potato chips. You really need a care package.
I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of Berger cookies either…and I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it’s because people covet them so. I guess I just expected them to be better. Maybe I just got a bad batch from the store.
Tracy, I usually can only ever eat one before I’ve had my fill. Sometimes they can just be too much of a good thing.
I have never even seen these. BUT they do look wonderful Chiocolate cures all faults! You will have a recipe for this RIGHT?
It may take me a while to get these cookies tested and posted. But they will get there eventually, I promise.
The almost stale-ness is part of the charm. I do agree though, one is almost too much. I like mine with lots of milk. Do let us know how they turn out!
Lara, I think Berger cookies ought to be packaged with a half gallon of milk. Pictures will be on Flickr tomorrow. Hope to post about them in time for holiday baking.