Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie


Since I’ve already posted two recipes for a single cookie (one chocolate chip cookie and one 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie) I decided why not keep a good thing going and share a recipe for one single oatmeal cookie! We’ve got to try them all in single batch form, right?

Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

These cookies are moist and chewy and they are simply one of the best oatmeal cookies I’ve ever made or had (from bakeries included). I was so surprised that such a simple recipe could yield such fantastic results!¬†This is definitely a recipe I’m going to hang on to for the days when I get a cookie craving but don’t want to take the time to make a full batch + have a huge mess in my kitchen.

I was intending on adding vanilla extract to this but forgot the second time around and I didn’t really notice, it just left room for the cinnamon to shine. So if you want to, add it, if you don’t, I don’t think it’s needed and it keeps the ingredient list down for this simple recipe.


Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

Since these cookies are totally about texture, let’s take a closer look.

Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie



  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup (scant) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whisked egg*
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp raisins (or 3 Tbsp chocolate chips)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts (optional, chop small)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in a medium microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in microwave on HIGH power until almost fully melted. Add brown sugar, 1 Tbsp egg, flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to melted butter. Stir until well blended (it will seem dry at first but it will start to come together). Add raisins and nuts and mix.
  2. Shape dough into a 3 1/2-inch disk on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 13 - 15 minutes until edges are golden but center is still soft. Cool slightly and enjoy!
  3. *To get this, just crack an egg into a bowl and whisk until well blended, then measure out 1 Tbsp. Reserve remainder in refrigerator for another use.
  4. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy


  • Nikki: This looks delicious! May have to try this afternoon. What temp should the oven be? Thanks! August 17, 2014 at 10:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s 350 I can’t believe I forgot to out that thanks!! August 17, 2014 at 2:36pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Cookie for one?! LOVE this! August 17, 2014 at 11:07am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): This looks like the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie, love the texture! August 17, 2014 at 1:17pm Reply

  • Jacki: what is the oven temp? August 17, 2014 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I missed that it’s 350! Thanks for pointing that out I need to add that as soon as I get to a computer. August 17, 2014 at 2:36pm Reply

  • Ashley: This looks awesome! Definitely going to try this — or my version, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough for one. ;) August 17, 2014 at 5:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I totally hear ya :)! August 18, 2014 at 10:11pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I saw this and pinned it earlier today and finally have a minute to say…I WANT IT! :) Seriously looks so good and I love that it makes only one b/c oatmeal raisin cookies are my weakness! August 17, 2014 at 7:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mine too, then again pretty much any cookie is my weakness :)! Thanks for pinning Averie! August 17, 2014 at 11:57pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: I love your one cookie recipes, and this one sounds soooo good right now! August 17, 2014 at 9:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Matt! August 17, 2014 at 11:56pm Reply

  • Annie @ Annie’s Noms: Love this! Since my boyfriend doesn’t like oatmeal and raisin it means I can now make this and enjoy it all for myself!! :D August 18, 2014 at 12:34pm Reply

  • ali grace: Oh my word. YES. This looks amazing. I have a feeling I may be making this [too] often! August 18, 2014 at 5:48pm Reply

  • Erica: This cookie is amazing!!! This will be my go to recipe. One question, does this recipe like quadrupedal? to make a batch? Best oatmeal cookie I have ever had! August 18, 2014 at 6:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Erica! I don’t see why you couldn’t quadruple it, and I would probably just use one extra large egg (like the biggest in the carton of large if that’s what you have) because there are about 3 1/2 Tbsp in one large egg. It would just take a little muscle work to mix it all :). August 18, 2014 at 10:08pm Reply

  • OCC #6 | Erica's Edibles: […] wasting enormous amounts of time on Pinterest today I found this, “Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie“.¬† I have tried the ‘One Serving Chocolate Cake in a Mug’ (don’t do it, […] August 19, 2014 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Sandy: Thank you for posting another big cookie recipe. This was delicious. Love the fact you can just make a cookie for two (or one if I am greedy) so quickly and have it turn out so good. My girlfriend’s hubby will be getting one of each of your big cookies as part of his birthday gift. I know he will love them too. August 29, 2014 at 7:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: What a great birthday gift! I am going to tell my husband to make me one for my b-day! :) September 12, 2014 at 3:55pm Reply

  • Tanya: Ok, #1 The cookie is the bomb diggity good! OMG! I am not a dessert person except around ‘that time’ so I want something but not a lot or even leftovers so this was on time. I have had good and bad with those mug cakes so I thought I would give this a whirl. YUMMO! Make this guys. My only thing is I am greedy and even for me…I think you can definitely get two servings out of this and I dare say 3 cookies. I used exact measurements too. Maybe just me? September 7, 2014 at 8:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I usually share this between me and my two young daughters so yes it’s definitely safe to say it’s a two serving cookie :). I’m so happy to hear you liked it Tanya! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment! September 7, 2014 at 10:07pm Reply

  • Adah: Greetings from Singapore!

    Your recipes all look awesome!! Keep it up!! September 19, 2014 at 10:08am Reply

  • Chrissie: Jaclyn!! I’m a lurker but I absolutely love your blog and simply had to leave a comment on this one: your blog is one that I go to for foolproof recipes, after trying a few of them. I usually evaluate whether or not I should do a recipe based on the comments of people who had tried it before (word search: made/tried) and I’m going to give this recipe all the assurance it can get!
    It is so convenient (5 minutes flat!) but has such a lovely texture and it tastes so good.. To other readers out there who are still undecided: try it, you won’t be disappointed! October 2, 2014 at 9:07am Reply

  • Joy: Judging by the photo, it appears the cookie is not quite cooked enough. The photo of the whole baked cookie appears to show that the center is not done. Check out the outside edges. Nevertheless, I am looking for a good chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, but I don’t want to waste my time on just one cookie. I have too many family members who love oatmeal raisin cookies to make just one. Maybe someone can post the same recipe but a larger batch. October 3, 2014 at 6:23am Reply

  • T.: I omitted the nuts, doubled the recipe, and I can get about 11 small cookies out of it. These are absolutely the best! I will be making them as part of my x-mas sweets plate that I give out to friends and family. It is a hit, for sure. Thank you. :) November 26, 2014 at 2:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’ll have to try that, thanks for the tip! November 27, 2014 at 12:16am Reply

  • Carly: Stunning Photography!! February 25, 2015 at 8:22pm Reply

  • Judy: Who doesn’t crave cookies when you don’t have enough eggs or flour? This is
    Ingenious Baking any you ARE Classy:) Thanks for posting all 3 recipes.. I think I could make this my 1 batch recipe for mini cookies too if I adjust the oven temp… Great for unexpected visits from grandchildren too… Makes Grandma a Super-Star! June 4, 2016 at 9:58pm Reply

  • Jennifer: This was great! I doubled it (so hubby could have one too) and just went ahead and added a whole medium egg (seemed about right). I was worried it was going to be too sweet, based on how the batter smelled, but it was perfect; Just a little crispy on the outside and soft inside. I put a little jam in the center so I could call it a breakfast cookie. (Made it in a toaster oven with no issues.) Will definitely make again. November 19, 2016 at 10:10am Reply

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