Berger of Baltimore Cookies

These cookies are the perfect balance of light golden cookie topped with a dense chocolate concoction that is a cross between icing and fudge¿the yin and yang of cookiedom inspired by the original from Charm City.

Cookies topped with chocolate frosting on parchment paper
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
39 mins
54 cookies


  • 4 cup cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 egg whites

  • ¼ cup half-and-half or whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Fudge Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl combine cake flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add sugar. Beat about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg whites, half-and-half, and vanilla. Add flour mixture one-third at a time, beating until combined,

  3. Drop dough by tablespoons 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Press to flatten to 1/2 inch thick. Bake 9 to 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  4. Dip bottoms of cooled cookies in warm Fudge Frosting. Spread any remaining frosting on the cookies; let stand frosted sides up until set.

Fudge Frosting

In a medium saucepan combine one 12-oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups), 3/4 cup heavy cream, and 2 Tbsp. light-color corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and a pinch salt until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 54
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Folate, total 20mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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