Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to make, only require one bowl, and are ready in about 30 minutes!
Today we’re taking a break from my lemon, fruit, and no-bake dessert obsession for a new small batch cookie recipe. These small batch chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular recipes on my blog and they’ve received tons of great reviews. It’s also one of the recipes from my blog that I make most often.
Earlier this year I made another version with these small batch peanut butter cookies. And today?! I have another cookie recipe that I’m really excited to share with you all. Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Like all of my other small batch cookie recipes this recipe doesn’t make a lot of cookies, I usually get about eight or nine each time I make them. I love small batch cookie recipes because sometimes when I’m craving a cookie I don’t want to make a ton, especially because it’s just my husband and I. But, they’re also perfect for families too because everyone can enjoy a cookie or two and not have a lot leftover.
Another thing that I love about these cookies is that you can really make them into whatever you want. If you prefer oatmeal raisin cookies, simply add in a little bit of ground cinnamon and replace the chocolate chips with raisins. You can mix in just about anything you love in oatmeal cookies into this recipe!
With some of my cookie recipes, I prefer to chill the dough so the cookies bake up nice and thick. But, I’ve found that it’s really not necessary to chill this cookie dough. The dough is pretty thick so the cookies won’t spread very much. No chilling time also means less time between you and warm ooey gooey chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
Have I convinced you to make these yet? Because I’m currently on my batch number five and I don’t see any end in sight.
Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, using a hand-held mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until everything is fully combined. Then mix in the rolled oats and semi sweet chocolate chips until fully incorporated into the dough.
- Scoop out two tablespoon sized pieces of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, you should end up with about 8-9 cookies.
- Bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
I’m such a fan of oatmeal cookies! I love this chocolate chip version, it’ll get the oatmeal raisin haters changing their minds about oats in cookies 🙂 Pinning!
Haha I sure hope so! Thanks, Medha!
I love this! Usually cookie recipes make like 24. And then Shawn and I eat them ALL! It’s becoming a problem. Haha! Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite. The oatmeal gives it such great toothy bite. Yum!
We’re the same way, I usually have to just give them away to people if I make a full batch!
Small batch recipes are my jam! Especially because I live with a man that doesn’t like cookies…except for plain oatmeal ones. Yeah, I know. I promise he has many other great qualities to balance that one out. Ha!
Haha! I’ve never met someone that only liked plain oatmeal cookies, that’s hilarious!
Small batch baking is such a good idea! I really need to do this more often so I stop eating so many cookies. These look perfect Danielle! I love love love oats in my cookies !
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are hands-down my favorite kind of cookie! I love that you made this recipe small-batch, which means I don’t have to share right?? 😉
I’m having a serious cookie craving looking at these! I love that you don’t have to chill the dough for this recipe, because I don’t think I could wait! 🙂
Danielle I am in love with the recipe!! Every time I made cookies I hate that it makes 3 dozen because then I end up eating 25 cookies and I do not need to eat 25 cookies. Plus I have no will power what so ever. These cookies look amazing and I can’t wait to try them! 😉
I love that these cookies are made in a small batch! This obviously means that I’m going to eat the whole batch without any guilt! 😀
These look SO packed with chocolate chips!! Just how I like them, LOL! I love the idea of small batch cookies… because then I can the whole batch. 😉
small batch desserts are my favorite, because we all know I have no self control and will eat the whole large batch if given the chance. Also, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies are so underrated and so delicious!
I love small batch recipes! These look amazing, by the way! Plus, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are my fave!
love small batch recipes, these sound awesome!
I made these twice, they’re awesome!
I want to know if i can scale this recipe to make about 50 cookies. Would that still yield the same results?
So glad you liked them, Alvita! I haven’t tried scaling this particular recipe up, so it’s hard to say if the results would be the same. You could try making two batches of these cookies instead http://www.livewellbakeoften.com/2015/11/23/white-chocolate-cranberry-oatmeal-cookies/ just omit the white chocolate chips and cranberries and use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead. Hope that helps!
Okay, thanks! Will try it out. I will add raisins 😛
Hey, was wondering why this recipe calls only for egg yolk and not the whole egg? Thankyou Danielle
Hi Carolyn! Since this recipes makes such a small batch of cookies, I find that the egg yolk is just enough. The full egg is a bit too much. You can save the egg white and use it for something else though!
Thankyou Danielle, the cookies turned out marvellous, I just used 1/2 the whole egg, texture, flavor was grrreat.?✌
So glad you liked the cookies, Carolyn!
This recipe is the best! I didn’t even put any chocolate chips and it’s still so good! Thanks for this recipe 🙂
So glad you enjoyed the cookies, Diana!
Danielle – I hope you are well. I have a crazy question. I want to give this out as a Christmas parting gift to friend. Do you know if a pint sized mason jar will hold all the ingredients needed for this recipe (minus the egg, butter, and vanilla exact?).
I think that’s such a wonderful gift idea! I went ahead and tested it out and everything fits perfectly into a pint size mason jar 🙂
The recipe was simple to follow and great to bake with my 7 year old but it didn’t turn out very well. It was crumbling and wasn’t very tasty.
Turned out great.
Used the whole egg instead.
So glad you liked the cookies, Colleen!
These are amazing! And just the right amount! Perfect 🙂 I also added a TB of Nutella along with the egg yolk and vanilla.. YUM! Thank you for the recipe!
So glad you liked the cookies, Nikole! The Nutella sounds like a great addition, I definitely need to try that out next time I make a batch 🙂
I’ve been converted to small batch baking! These cookies were delicious. I used whole wheat flour and added crushed peanuts with the choc chips. Instead of oats, I used left over breakfast cereal. It made six large cookies. Just the right amount for 2 people!
Love the idea of using some crushed peanuts in these cookies, Kate! So glad you liked the small batch recipe!
So perfect! I actually doubled it since I have 4 kids and I really just love chocolate chip cookies:) they are super good! Thanks for a quick and easy recipe!
So glad you enjoyed the cookies, Paula! And glad to hear that the recipe doubled just fine for you too 🙂
I’m so glad I found you! Small-batch cookies are such a great idea and ideal for me, the only cookie lover in the house. I made smaller-sized dough balls so had 12 cookies. Baked them for 11 minutes and they turned out soooo perfect, I’ve never been so pleased with myself ? Never made such yummy cookies in my life.. they taste like professionally baked cookies, with the right amount of crunch and a heavenly chewy texture. I’m so ecstatic ’cause I’m a baking newb and have only baked cookies once before this with mixed results, so you can understand my excitement with this little success ? This will now be my go-to recipe, thank you! Can’t wait to try your other recipes, and bake for family and friends!
This is such a sweet comment, April! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and hopefully you’ll find some more recipes on my site you enjoy 🙂
Just made a batch and they smell terrific! Waiting for them to cool is the hardest part 😉 Buts it’s winter I guess I can gobble them down lol. Greta recipe for small batch baking and chocolate chip craving ❤️
Waiting for them to cool is definitely the hardest part! Hope you enjoyed the cookies, Claire 🙂
These are fantastic! I cut the brown sugar to two tablespoons and they were perfectly sweet! Just love small batch cookie recipes and so glad I came across yours. I measured my dough with a 2 T measuring spoon and only got 5 cookies but no worries, the recipe is so easy I can make them often. I definitely want to try the oatmeal raisin option. And best of all my cookies look just like yours – mouthwatering beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. ?
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the small batch recipes, Debbie! And thanks for sharing about cutting down the sugar, that will be helpful for others who may want to do the same 🙂
Hi…I love the idea of small batch, but noticed it took nearly 15 minutes to bake my batch. Any reason this may have occurred? Newer oven, good pans, followed directions.
Hi, Mandy! Every oven bakes differently, so the baking time is just a suggestion. Have you tried using an oven thermometer to check your oven temperature though?
These cookies were so good!!!! Pure heaven!!! I mixed 72% and 80% dark chocolate! Like many of you, it’s just me and my husband so don’t want making a huge batch of cookies! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I never had an oatmeal cookie before because I dislike raisins! But this is my kind of cookie!!! Lol
If I could give it a hundred stars I would because it’s so simple to follow, everything is beautifully put together and hey! no fridge waiting time!!! 🙂 Looooove it!
Thank you for the kind comment, Vivien! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cookies! 🙂
I just made these today and they were amazing! Perfect amount for this household of 2 and filled to the brim with chocolate chips!
So glad you liked cookies, Hilary! 🙂
I made this recipe with my son. It turned out amazing!!! He said, “oh my gosh these are good.” I will definitely make these again and soon! Thank you!
I’m so glad you and your son enjoyed the cookies, Diane! 🙂
Loved the recipe they turned out better than I expected ,exactly what my sweet tooth needed!
I got one question tho , how many calories are in the whole batch (per cookie) approximately?
So glad you liked the cookies! I’m not sure on the calorie count, but My Fitness Pal has a great app/website you can use to get a pretty accurate measurement based on the brands/products that you used. Hope that helps!
Hi! I would love a full batch recipe of these. I love these cookies! I ad 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sweetened shredded coconut. Amazing!
Hi, Jianna! I have a full batch recipe here: http://www.livewellbakeoften.com/soft-chewy-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/. You can even double that recipe to make more cookies too 🙂