The Best Ugly Cookies Ever

These cookies may not look too appetizing, but I promise that they’re The Best Ugly Cookies Ever! They’re so crispy, buttery and full of cookies and cream flavor!

A Baking Dish with The Best Ugly Cookies Ever

The Best Ugly Cookies Ever

Ok, so hear me out on this one 🙂  I have to laugh at this post, I have learned that laughter is the best medicine and it certainly was last week…..

I was working away on my cookbook last Friday, which was ironically April Fools, cleaning up around the house, when I had the BEST idea for a cookie. I was positive this would be a gorgeous fluffy bakery style cookie that I was going to surprise my boys with when they got home from school and of course share with all of you. So shocking, I was experimenting around with another Oreo cookie concoction. I placed the Oreos in the food processor until they were finely ground like flour and used these ground Oreos as the “flour” in my cookies. Lol!

Well, needless to say, when I peeked inside the oven when the timer went off, I discovered a flat spread mess all over my cookie sheet. Disappointment set in as I took them out of the oven, placed them on the counter and I simply told myself, oh well at least I know…..that idea wasn’t so great after all.

Here’s where it gets good.

15 minutes or so went by and just as I was scraping the flattened hideous cookies off of the silpat liner ready to toss them in the garbage, I took a sympathy bite and said, you have got to be kidding me?!! That cookie mess that I nearly chucked in the garbage was the best ugliest thing ever! I quickly got a spoon as you can see above and ate the destroyed cookies right off of the cookie sheet with my spoon. These are officially the Ugliest Best Cookies EVER! Lol!

Here are  my thoughts, you definitely do not want to serve these to guests, but oh baby if you are in for the night watching a movie with your sweetie, bake up an “Ugly” batch of and share them right off of the cookie sheet! How romantic, lol!

We finished the whole darn baking sheet with that very spoon photographed above and my boys have asked if we get to have the Ugly cookies again. Seriously funny. Without further ado, I give you my…..Ugliest Best Cookies Ever.

Ingredients You'll Need to Make The Best Ugly Cookies Ever Here’s what you’ll need for your very own ugly cookies.

A Freshly Opened Package of Oreos Here are the stars of the show….or so I thought at the time 🙂

How to Make The Best Ugly Cookies

A Bowl of Ground OreosHere are those ground Oreos I used as the flour for my cookies.

Ground Oreos in a Measuring Cup2 1/2 cups to be exact 🙂

A Cup of Granulated Sugar1 lovely cup of sugar

Butter in a Mixing BowlButtah.

Adding Sugar to the BowlTime to cream the butter and sugar.

Beating Eggs in the BowlBeat in your eggs.

Adding Vanilla to the Mixing BowlAdd the vanilla!

Adding Ground Oreos to the BatterAdd your Oreo Flour 🙂

Adding Chocolate Chips to the Batter….and your chips.

Dough for The Best Ugly Cookies EverI was seriously so proud at this moment, lol!

The Best Ugly Cookies Ever on a Baking SheetHere’s what you’ll get once cooled for 15 minutes. An atrocious, yet crispy, buttery cookies and cream fabulous mess!

A Spoonfull of The Best Ugly CookiesWhen life gives you ugly cookies, grab the spoon and have at it 🙂

The Best Ugly Cookies Ever

These cookies may not look too appetizing, but I promise that they're The Best Ugly Cookies Ever! They're so crispy, buttery and full of cookies and cream flavor!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1039kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground Oreo Cookies two rows of a package
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.
  • In a stand or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla until well combined. Add cookies, baking powder, salt and chips, mixing until just combined.
  • With a cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking dish and bake for 12 minutes until horribly flattened and starting to crisp around edges. 
  • Remove, laugh and let cool for 10-15 minutes before devouring with a spoon with your favorite people!!


Calories: 1039kcal | Carbohydrates: 167g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1147mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 133g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 10mg
Keywords: cookies and cream cookies, oreo cookies, oreo cookies recipe


Have a great day!! See you soon 🙂

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79 Responses
  1. noone

    this recipe is amazing, thanks for uploading! I changed the oreo bit to bourbon biscuits. even though oreos are amazing, I also recommend bourbon biscuits.

  2. Louise Schulter

    Looks yummy – one question. Looks like 1 stick of butter was cut in half in the pictures BUT recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter…………which one is right? 1 stick or 2? Thank you – love your recipes.

  3. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog

    I LOVE this post! Seriously, it made me laugh, and it made me want to try these ugly cookies!

    Keep coming up with these creative ideas! Sometimes they work out, and sometimes they don’t. Either way, it’s so fun to try.

  4. Beth

    I wonder how this would work if you cooked it in an 8 x 8 pan then cut it into bars and served it like a brownie?

  5. Larissa

    You could use them to make a tifle with pudding and whipped cream and full oreos or brownies or cake. Yum!

  6. Roxana

    What if…you add more oreo flour and less moisten ingredients, would that work? Just asking…. Nevermind, these look delicious tho…

  7. Debbie

    Oh heaven help me. So basically what we have here is an Oreo cookie with more butter and sugar added… because they were just too darn healthy on their own! 🙂 This recipe could be serious trouble for me if I were ever to attempt it. I’m not sure I’d ever fit through a door again! I love someone’s comment of crumbling it and using it as a topping on ice cream! (Going weak at the knees.) I can only imagine the heavenly bliss. Yum!!

  8. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    My kitchen has taught me, over and over, that sometimes the most aesthetically challenged creations can taste the best, BY FAR.

    I can’t wait to try these – thank you for the recipe!!

  9. Patti Morfeld

    What I love about this post is that you went ahead and posted all the pictures and the disaster!

  10. Amber

    I love your idea! Sounds SO good!! My question is – do you scrape the Oreo filling off or leave it. I wonder if that’s why it went flat.

  11. Alexa @ Simple Eats

    I would totally eat these! I bet they would be amazing crumbled onto ice cream 🙂 You could serve it to guests that way!

  12. Heather

    Since you have one of those silicone mats… you could have picked it up, broken it is to chips and served with ice cream like a tortilla chip in salsa. Tasty and they do not have to know it was unintended. 😛

  13. Lynda

    It’s good to be able to laugh at our mistakes and if they turn out yummy, well that’s even better. I have a question though. Would these “cookies” be too soft to pick up if you baked them in the bottom of muffin tins or on the muffin top sheet?

  14. Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

    What if you put these in a brownie pan instead???? Mmm the potential is huge 🙂

  15. Cookin' Canuck

    Cute story, Jenny. Who care what they look like when they taste good – and I’m sure this treat tastes great.

  16. Michele

    I’m not very good at baking but I’m wondering if you put some baking powder in if it will help them puff up?

  17. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Jenny this post has me grinning big. Your “Ugliest Best Cookies Ever” look like a fun & messy treat! I bet you guys had a blast munching this one 😉 xxoo

  18. Caroline

    Believe me, I am not an expert baker! What if you added 1 tsp of baking soda? Would that not work? I would think it would puff them up a little bit so they can be a tasty and pretty cookie. I am too afraid to try. =)

    1. Jenny

      Thanks for posting this because I caught an error in my recipe! It is supposed to read baking soda, not baking powder. Just edited that. Alas, it did not help 🙂 Oh well, I am fine eating these from the baking sheet, lol!

  19. Sharlene

    I wonder if this could be crumbled and used as a topping for ice cream sundaes or as a replacement for crunchies in an ice cream cake!

  20. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin

    I’m thinking crumble them up and use them as a crunchy ice cream topping! Sounds delicious.

  21. Erin A

    I love it! It’s good to know that even the food bloggers who I perceive as perfect in the kitchen have their own little mishaps too!

  22. anonymous

    2 sticks of butter? I don’t thnik that much is needed since the cream filling prob has shortening in it and that’s prob what made it spread out so much. 1 cup of sugar? prob could reduce that as well since it’s in the filling. If u were just grinding the oreo cookies without the creme part, them maybe those amounts would work. Or maybe refrigerate the dough first…

    1. Meg

      I second this! Oreos are not just flour but fat and sugar too. Perhaps try again with half the butter and either no or very little sugar? I’ve had virtually this exact mess when I meant to halve a trusty chocolate chip cookie recipe and mistakenly used the full dose of butter+sugar but half of everything else. 😀

  23. Katherine @ Sensible Lessons

    Love this! Makes me feel normal that some of my recipes don’t always turn out like expected!

  24. Daphne

    they must taste AWESOME… but i wonder what would happen if you baked them in a muffin tin…

    1. Jenny

      I tried baking the rest of the dough in a square baker. It was a little better, but still not what I pictured. I preferred the spoon and cookie sheet 🙂

  25. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo

    You definitely had the best intentions!! What if you subbed the SUGAR for oreos instead of the flour?

  26. Angela @ MyPinkyToes

    These cookies look right up my alley! I will definitely have to try them! That picture of them right before they went into the oven looks so good!

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