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. JulieS

    Maybe it’s just the pregnancy talking here, but I’m thinking those with vanilla ice cream or crushed on top of cheesecake, or even sprinkled on top of cream cheese icing that’s topping chocolate cupcakes….. So craving that right now!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erin

    Oh one more thing, half way through baking my disaster cookies I decided to use muffin top pans, to stop them from spreading. Worked pretty good! But now I have a pile of thin fallen-apart cookies and then a few giant saucer sizer ones haha.

  3. Erin

    What a relief to see that it’s not just me who sometimes ends up with a not-so-pretty cookie despite how awesome it tastes! I applaud your honesty. Maybe I will post my ugly-delicious creation I made over the weekend after all 🙂

  4. Sondra

    I could so see doing this and then taking the results to do a crumbled top of a cake or pie with it. Looks yummy.

  5. lauren

    how about using nabisco’s famous chocolate wafers for the “flour” instead of oreos?

  6. Caelyn

    I wonder if they would be…puffier…if you substituted a little real flour with the oreos? they still look like i could eat the whole sheet either way

  7. Misty

    *ha ha* Isn’t there a quote out there somewhere that says something like “you’ll never learn to cook if you are afraid to fail” ?….something like that. Anyway, this is a perfect example. My hubby and I love oreos. I’ll have to give these a try!

  8. smartfoodandfit

    That’s too funny! That has happened to me, more times than I’d like to admit! I bet they’d taste great mixed in with some ice cream,and then top it off with oreo cookies to make an ice cream sandwich! yumm!

  9. EatLiveRun

    hahahaha this made my morning, Jenny 🙂 I make a lot of yummy ugly things and I’ve learned that if there are oreos involved, it can’t be all that bad! 😉

  10. KrisT

    LOVE that you shared this with us and can laugh about it. 🙂 I’m sure you will keep experimenting to make it work next time, but really you can’t go wrong with butter, and Oreos involved!

  11. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    so funny! I can’t believe you almost threw them out without tasting them! 🙂

  12. Melinda

    This is something my dad would love to make; he’d purposely make sure they were as ugly as possible so there’d be more for him! It looks delicious, even if it didn’t turn out the way you hoped! You can never go wrong with oreos. 🙂

  13. Georgie

    I’m not even sure those are a mistake? They just need a new name with “crumble” in the title – think of all the splendid ways you could eat them, yum!

  14. Laura M.

    I can’t help but think that would make an interesting alternative in recipes that call for a graham cracker or cookie crumb crust.

  15. Kristina

    My grandmother once messed up a fudge recipe and created (cleverly thinking on her quick feet) “spoon fudge.” She has only recreated it once, but it is still discussed and asked for often around our house! Sometimes those kitchen blunders turn into kitchen deliciousness!

  16. Doughmesstic

    Sounds delicious! I just wonder if it would have worked better had you scraped out the cream first, and not ground it with the cookies? So many questions, so many excuses to have to buy more Oreos. 🙂

    1. GinaMonique

      That is exactly what I was thinking…Definatly gonna try this recipe but scrape out the oreo centers first!!!

      1. Larissa

        My thoughts, too! The cream probably gives it too much moisture/oil (whatever is in that cream, it can’t be actual butter, can it?). You could save the cream and turn it into a drizzle (I don’t have a great idea on how to do that, though).

  17. Deanna G.

    I wonder how these would work if you baked them as a think bar instead of a cookie? Just a thought.

    1. Val

      I was thinking the same thing. I thought, if you would use a square pan and lined it with parchment paper, it might turn out as a bar cookie since there would be less area to spread to.

      Just a thought.

      1. Jenny

        I actually tried baking the rest of the dough in a square baker. It was a little better, but still not “appealing.” Lol! I preferred scraping with the spoon 🙂

  18. Erin A

    Ok, I just have to say thank you for posting this. I am sure, based on description/ingredients that they taste wonderful….but I am so glad I am not the only one who gets a but experimental with cookies and has them mess up! 🙂

  19. Mrsblocko

    I’m glad that even you have stuff that turns out ugly but is still tasty. It makes me feel a lot better about my own cooking!

    btw.Do you think the cookies might spread less if you froze them before baking?

    1. Jenny

      I don’t know. I have not tried that with these but I will. Let me know if you put them in the freezer and if it worked or not.

  20. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods

    I think the best way to eat this would be in a bowl with some milk and a spoon! 🙂

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    omg i am prewriting a post about ugly food and how to beautify it…and then I come across your post! serendipity!

    Some foods are just…not the prettiest, but they taste..THE BEST. like these cookies no doubt 🙂

    A tray of Oreos, yes, I am so game 🙂

  22. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    HA! love it when cookies do that (they do it far more often for me than i’d like ;)) anything you make with oreos tends to be amazing though!

  23. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Oh my I don’t care what they look like because they sound really delicious. I made some ugly cookies yesterday but they tasted so good I didn’t care.

  24. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    LOL! Oh how I have been there. Sometimes the most delicious things are hideous.

  25. Dishes of Mrs. Fish

    Those would be so good with a spoon and some milk or some vanilla bean ice cream! Yum!

  26. Kathryn

    I don’t think they look ugly at all, just like one amazing giant flat oreo! I can imagine the cookies would be great crumbled over ice cream.

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