Ugly Cookies: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip w/ Marshmallows

Remember about a week or two ago when I posted a really scary picture of oatmeal cookies and called them ugly cookies? Well, here’s the dilemma of everyone who loves food. Sometimes you just make the most delicious and delightful tasting concoction ever, but it looks like baby vomit, poop, some indistinguishable toxic waste, or something that resembles brains…it just happens. I’ve decided to somewhat embrace the ugly side of food, because we all know that even though it may not look 100% fantastic, it’s all about taste.

I took a classic Chocolate Chip Recipe out of our Pillsbury Kitchens’ Cookbook, see picture below, and somehow managed to make it look horrible but taste really good. It’s still beyond me how I managed this, but there it is.

Original Recipe

Adapted from Pillsbury Kitchens’ Cookbook

3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c margarine or butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 c All Purpose Flour
1 c Quick Cooking Oats
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
6 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz marshmallows
1/2 c nuts or sunflower seeds (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 365.
2. In large mixing bowl combine first 6 ingredients; blend well.
3. Stir in flour, oats, soda, salt; mix well.
4. Stir in Chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts (again these are optional); mix well.
5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
7. Remove from oven and immediately remove from cookie sheet.


* note: do not use muffin tins or anything that will not contain a very quick spreading cookie dough. It will bake over and burn on the bottom of the oven (yes, I did that. ha).
Pretty much all of the ingredients you’ll need




The dry ingredients mixture, yummy check out those delicious rolled oats!




A rough idea of spacing on your cookie sheet.


Hey looky there, Marshmallows!



The results of an attempt at using a mini muffin tin for a super spreading cookie dough, not a wise move…























Just so everyone knows I had a very hard time keeping people from eating these tasty morsels. I took quite a bit of them to work and our department munched and enjoyed them all day and then my family ate quite a bit of the leftovers over the course of the week. So remember just because our treat may look burnt or ugly or really just unappetizing, doesn’t always relate back to the taste of it. Happy cooking!


~Nikki



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