Almost Berger Cookies

I think I’ve mentioned before how I really like famous food.
I really do.
I think everything tastes so much better when it’s famous.
All I need is one good sitcom reference or an appearance on Food Network, and I’m sold hook, line, and sinker. 
And I’ll totally stand by it’s good name, no matter what.
Give me an old, stale Sprinkles Cupcake–
I’ll tell you it’s the best thing I’ve ever laid taste buds on.
Or a Berger Cookie that’s been shipped across the country in prime July heat–
arriving as nothing more than a pile of 3-day old crumbs and melted chocolate?
Best cookie that’s ever been made. Absolutely.
I first saw Berger Cookies on Food Network.
Duff Goldman’s favorite pie (Baltimore Bomb Pie) is made with Berger Cookies 
(which are only found in Baltimore).
My husband noted the faint hint of raging-dessert-desire in my eyes as I watched the TV.
Months later, a tin of Berger Cookies arrived on our doorstep just in time for my birthday.
Best. Husband. Ever.
I ate the cookies.
They were a crumbly, melted, unrecognizable mess.
And utterly amazing.
I’ve done my best to duplicate them for you here.
And I’ve got it pretty darn close.
They’re not exactly the same–
but I’d be willing to bet if you shipped them across the country in the middle of July, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between my crumbly mass of cookies and the real Bergers :)
Ok, ok– I know that’s not a great pitch.
But they’re good. I swear it.
And I happen to know that they make a great Baltimore Bomb Pie copycat…
I’d come back tomorrow if I were you ;)
Almost Berger Cookies
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Ingredients:

    For the Cookie:

    • 1 1/4 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg

    For the Frosting:

    • 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
    Instructions

    For the Cookie:

    1. Whisk together all of the ingredients in a stand mixer.
    2. Spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    3. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
    4. Let cool completely before frosting.
    5. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies.

    For the Frosting:

    1. Combine the heavy whipping cream and the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
    2. Microwave for 1 minute.
    3. Stir until smooth.
    4. Spread on top of cookies.
    5. Let cool for a few hours or overnight for best results (seriously!)

     Nutrition information: Serving Size 1 cookie, Calories 173, Total Fat 9g, Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 158 mg, Total Carbohydrates 21g, Dietary Fiber >1g, Sugars 13.1, Protein 2.5 // from Calorie Count

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      Ashton Swank

      Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.