Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Good friends, good cookies

Say what you want about Facebook. Is it an invasion of privacy? Yes. Is it a stalker's playground? Yes. But it also brings some good into the world. For example, through the magic of social networking, I reconnected with an old friend from my high school and Mr. Goodbar's college. Turns out she was in town a few weeks ago, so after 20 or so years, we actually met up with each other again. It was wonderful to meet her family and to reminisce about old times. It was a great visit. Oh, did I mention she brought cookies?
Berger cookies. Ever heard of them? I hadn't. They're a Baltimore thing. The cookies are vanilla and cakey. Not as spongey as a black-and-white cookie, but definitely soft. Each cookie is dipped in thick fudge. They definitely reminded me of something but I still haven't been able to put my finger on it. My first thought was that the fudge was similar to the chocolate center of a Stella Dora Swiss Fudge Cookie, but I don't think that's it. In any case, the cookies are so sweet and so rich that just one will take care of any sweet craving you might have. (Unless, of course, you're me, in which case two is even better.)
You won't find these cookies in a store near you unless you live in the Baltimore area, but you can order them at
And just a note. Yes, I realize that I didn't take any pictures of my friend and I together, but I did take two pictures of the cookies. So, so lame.


deanna said...

LOL! I'm so glad you liked them!

Jen @ My Morning Chocolate said...

I am so excited to see you mention Berger's cookies! My brother loved these when we were growing up. I always thought they were a bit rich when I was young. But a couple of years ago I had one of these cookies for the first time in years and I liked them much better, especially the thick chocolate frosting on top.

And I agree - one of these cookies is more than enough, they're that sweet.

Fortran said...

In case you have any left, one classic way of eating Berger's is straight from the freezer!

Candy Yum Yum said...

Mmmm, frozen Berger cookies sound great!