Copycat Berger Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- CHOCOLATE ICING:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1-1/2 cups sour cream
- Preheat oven to 400°. Beat butter, baking powder, salt and vanilla until combined. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour; do not overmix.
- Drop by 3 tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. With wet fingers, flatten each into a 3-in. circle.
- Bake 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool on pan 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- For icing; in a small saucepan, stir icing ingredients over low heat just until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Using a hand mixer, beat on high until mixture thickens and becomes lighter in color, 6-7 minutes.
- Spread 2 Tbsp. icing over flat side of each cookie; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 296 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jan 5, 2019
Who can resist a homemade cookie? Although I never had the original Berger Cookie, I'd say pretty good copycat!
Oct 24, 2018
I found this recipe when I was in a Berger cookie craving mood. I have lived in and around Baltimore for 40 years and some days I just crave a Berger cookie. These berger cookies are OK if you have never had the real thing. The sour cream gives the icing a sharp taste that isn't present in a real Berger cookie. I surfed around and have seen other recipes use heavy cream instead. I'm giving those a try today.