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.
Recipe for just ONE Oatmeal Raisin Cookie | Cooking Classy

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  • Kathy

    I’m a recent widow and I love recipes for one! No waste! If I made a huge batch, I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them! Please keep creating recipes for one. I was thinking when making these how my husband would have loved it.

  • Dinah Kotov

    I loved it, I think this is one of my favorite oatmeal recipes now.

  • Carrie

    Absolutely awesome! The edges got crunchy and caramelized while the center was perfectly chewy!! My new favorite late night alone indulgence! Thank you!

  • Bryan Biery

    Pre-soaked cranberries in vanilla in lieu of raisins
    Dark brown sugar w/ touch of maple strip in lieu of packed light brown sugar
    Kosher pinch of salt
    Mix baking powder and baking soda to same amt

  • Davey

    I tried the 1 cookie recipe (ended up doing a 4-cookie to use up the egg lol..) so everything X4.. I cut back on the flour and added more oats.. also cut back a bit in the sugar ( keep my sugar intake at a minimum)… baking now so will update results. (update 1/2 hr later).. results??? frikkin amazing.. just like how I remember Grandma’s… texture was a tad hard so next time I’ll introduce raisins, dates, walnuts etc. thanks for sharing your great recipes.

  • Liz Wilson

    Hi! We followed the directions and it took our cookie about 22 minutes to bake. What did we do wrong?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      It could be a number of things – does your oven normally cook low? It could be it’s not properly calibrated and if so you may need to calibrate or increase the temperature. Do you think everything was properly measured and nothing was accidentally forgotten? Did you chill the dough by chance? Hopefully we can get to the bottom of it!

      • Davey

        I use a laser thermometer as my oven is about 10% off so I have to compensate.

  • Louis Rivera

    Love your oatmeal cook(ies) recipe, but I do have a question: does anyone ever use your recipe for 1 cookie?? :)

    • Davey

      I tried but ended up doing a 4 times single recipe to use up the 1 egg (4 Tbsp).. made 11 cookies lol…

  • Barb

    Oh wow the recipe worked perfectly! It is a lifesaver for those who are trying to control calorie intake. Thank you!