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Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies

You won't be tempted to eat an entire batch of cookies with this recipe. This small batch oatmeal cookies recipe will give you chewy, perfect cookies to satisfy your cravings.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword small batch oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 -3 cookies
Author Chelsea


  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsatled butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg yolk reserve whites for another recipe or discard
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • scant 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon optional
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 and 1/2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Do NOT melt the butter at all or your cookies will not work without chilling the dough.

  2. Combine the sugars, butter, vanilla, and egg yolk, in a small bowl until well combined.

  3. Mix together and then add the oats, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.

  4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips.

  5. If the batter is too dry add a tiny bit more butter and if it is too wet add a tiny bit more flour.

  6. Using a cookie scoop or your hands make three balls of the batter and place on a cookie sheet.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on their size, but watch them) or until lightly browned along the edges remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

  8. If desired press a few more chocolate chips into the top of the cookies once they've been removed from the oven.

Recipe Notes

Do not melt the butter or the cookies will not form as well. You can increase or decrease the amount of chocolate chips according to personal preference. I love my cookies loaded with chocolate!