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By: Lindsey Reynolds on Dec. 18, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
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Baltimore's Berger Cookies

In 2013, Smithsonian.com declared the Berger cookie was "Baltimore’s gift to the chocolate world." Indeed, it is almost more frosting than cookie, with a thick layer of dark fudge spread upon a cake-like bottom. The recipe (and namesake) come from a German bakery that opened in East Baltimore in 1835. Charlie DeBaufre, who worked at the bakery for much of his life and became the owner in 1994, says: "Some people say the cookie is just there to hold the chocolate. They eat the chocolate and throw the cookie away."

Get the recipe here.