Posts Tagged ‘berger cookie


Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Close to Home

Team cake: 2 (Chef Anne Burrell & a dude whose name I can’t remember)

Team pie: 1 (Chef Duff)

Chef Anne Burrell name-checked Smith & Wollensky’s coconut cake, which makes me want to hit the downtown DC location to get a slice to go. Apparently steakhouses make decent cake, because the other one was the ridiculous 24-layer chocolate cake from Strip House. You can actually mail order the entire 5-pound behemoth to your house for $100 plus S&H here.

Photo via Girl Vs. Food

Meanwhile, in the pie corner, Chef Duff talked up the Baltimore Bomb at Dangerously Delicious. It’s a chess pie made layered with Berger cookies (vanilla cookies piled high with chocolate ganache icing), a Baltimore specialty. We’ve tried this pie before and can guarantee that it’ll make your fillings ache. If you’ve got a major sweet tooth, check it out at their H Street location, or follow @DCpietruck.


baltimore’s greatest contribution to cuisine

berger cookie

Originally uploaded by ann gav

a lot of people think it’s crab cakes, but they would be wrong.
it’s the berger cookie – the “anytime cookie,” as it’s touted by the company that makes them.
they should call them the “everytime cookie.”
this is the cookie for people who hate cake like i hate cake.
it’s got lots of icing – delicious fudgy icing – but without dry, mealy cake underneath.
instead, the icing is on a soft, vanilla-y cookie.
in short: lots of icing, lots of moistness, no extra cake to choke down.