So, these were made. They are coal cookies from nerdy nummies. I realize they look a lot more like cow pies than coal. These were just weird. They are basically a rice krispy treat but with crushed oreos (minus the cream middle) and melted marshmallows. They had a very soft texture. The surprising thing was how little flavor they had. I would have thought an oreo would taste more like something, but no, they were very tasteless. Maybe it because they were so dark, you expect more of a flavor? Some espresso powder would have helped, possibly, but that still wouldn't take care of the texture issues.
The internet provided the how-to. My two youngest daughters made these—it took up at least an hour of oreo scrapping and crushing and whatnot. They ended up not really eating them. But, after most of them were tossed, my eldest daughter was sad. She liked them! Quite a bit! So there you go.
Speaking of cookies, I attended the annual Low-Pressure Cookie Party this year. This is a pretty long tradition now of getting together with some very funny ladies and sharing cookies. You don't even have to bring any cookies to come, or they can store bought, or whatever. We have soup and salad and then eat the cookies and divide the left-overs. it's always so fun and laid back and full of crazy stories and much cursing. I made the cookies on that fantastic spotted platter (provided by the every-ready hostess), they are a Lofthouse style cookie, the pink ones with almond glaze and the orange with orange glaze. All the cookies were outstanding.