Berger Cookies

berger cookies
image from http://mylittlekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/state-by-state-maryland-berger-cookies.html

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.

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13 thoughts on “Berger Cookies

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

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