Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Published August 17, 2014. Updated March 6, 2020

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One Big Oatmeal Cookie! Soft and chewy and perfect for when those cravings strike.

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

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

Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

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Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Craving oatmeal cookies but don't want to make a full batch? This is the recipe for you! It's so easy and seriously tasty!
Servings: 2
Prep10 minutes
Cook13 minutes
Ready in: 23 minutes



  • 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.
  • 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!


*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.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe for One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.
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  • BP

    followed to a tee, made many mug cakes and individual recipes in the past but this one was terrible. turned out a gross glob of batter… would not recommend

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Sorry to hear it gave you trouble! It sounds like it maybe needed a little more flour?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Click the “recipe” button near the top of the page and you’ll find a recipe box there with amounts.

  • Anna

    I made this recipe and yielded three nice sized, moist and delicious cookies. Thank you for a way not to make a whole batch! 👍

  • L.B. Hodge

    I am an oatmeal raisin cookie connoisseur. There’s just nothing like the combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, and oats. I have tried a few small batch recipes but this has the to be the best! I followed the recipe completely and I did add a high quality organic vanilla extract and crushed walnuts. These cookies were spot on and delicious. They were actually bakery worthy. I wish I could have taken a picture but I couldn’t stop eating them. Side note a cookie is supposed to be sweet and there is nothing at all too sweet about this cookie. Thanks for perfecting a small batch cookie.

  • dom

    waaaaay too sweet, i cut the sugar in half the second time i made this and they were perfect. recipe shouldn’t be called “one cookie” if the serving is for 2. otherwise great guideline for microbatch cookies.

  • Emily

    Delicious and the perfect quantity! I added butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips or raisins. I’ll definitely use this recipe again!

  • Sharon

    I love the idea of this! And the cookie tastes great! However, the calories per cookie are close to 700, not 383. Not counting the nuts and eggs, I’ve already counted 638 per cookie. No wonder I’m gaining weight! :)

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Sorry for any confusion, that estimate is based on the 2 servings listed at the top – so half a cookie.

  • Kiara

    Can I make it in a smaller size (Not into a 3 1/2 disk) so that it can fit in the oven?

    I’m going to use an oven toaster btw. Do you think it will it work? It’s my first time using the oven toaster…

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      You could divide into two portions and make two cookies. If the toaster oven is made for baking (and can be set to the proper temp, and you’ve got a pan small enough) then it should work ok.

    • Christine Gangemi

      Absolutely. Just keep an eye on them. I’ve done it. They’re great.