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oatmeal cookies - small batch | One Dish Kitchen
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4.72 from 14 votes

Best Oatmeal Cookies | Small Batch

This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe! This small batch of soft oatmeal cookies are ones you'll want to keep in your cookie jar. Filled with oats and raisins, these cookies are buttery and crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the centers. Better than Grandma's!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cool10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • Cookie sheet


  • 3 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • In a medium sized bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended.
  • Beat in the egg yolk and the vanilla extract until creamy. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended. Stir in the oats and raisins.
  • Use a medium sized cookie scoop and place cookies 2-inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.



To measure flour correctly, use a spoon to scoop the flour into a measuring cup and slightly overfill. Then, use the back of a knife or other straight edged utensil to level the flour across the cup. Do not scoop the flour. When you scoop, the flour gets packed too tightly and you will end up with more flour than the recipe calls for.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg