Looks can be deceiving. Sometimes. If this had been true for these cookies, the ugly lumps would be delicious. Sadly, I disagree.
I basically stuck to the recipe for this one. The only changes I made were using unsweetened coconut flakes instead of sweetened and putting in 1/2 instead of 1/3 cup of wheat germ (which was actually a mistake). The dough was crumbly and hard to shape into mounds, even with my cookie scoop.
I thought these were just okay. They were yummy enough to eat for dessert, despite the breakfast-like name, but I've had much better from the book. However, other people seemed to disagree - they were consumed pretty quickly! Oh well, differences in opinion...