These small batch oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of a chewy and crispy cookie, loaded with oats, chocolate, a bit of cinnamon, and some flaked salt to top them off.
Small batch oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a perfect hearty cookie you can whip up in less than thirty minutes with basic kitchen ingredients. They're warm, chewy and full of flavor and chocolate.
If you love baking with oats you should also try my oatmeal craisin cookies, blackberry oatmeal muffins, and my oatmeal carmelita toffee bars.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THESE
SMALL BATCH- Perfect for when you just need a few!
ONE BOWL- You only need to dirty one bowl, and no mixer required.
NO CHILLING REQUIRED- These cookies can be made in less than 30 minutes.
Here are some notes on the ingredients. For a full list of ingredients, check out the recipe card down below.
- Butter: Make sure butter is room temperature.
- Egg Yolk: Save your egg whites for another bake.
- Flour: Make sure not to use too much flour. It makes a major difference in such a small recipe.
- Oats: I used old-fashioned oats.
- Chocolate: I used a dark chocolate bar, but chocolate chips work great too!
- Flaked Salt: A sprinkle on the top brings out the buttery and chocolatey flavors.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
STEP ONE: Place the butter and sugars in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. You can also mix by hand.
STEP TWO: Add egg yolk and vanilla, mix until smooth on low speed.
STEP THREE: Slowly mix in cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour, being careful not to over mix. I usually stop when I still have some flour remnants around the bowl. Add oats and mix on low until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks or chips.
STEP FOUR: Scoop the dough into desired size cookie balls. I like to use a 4 tablespoon scoop for these. Top with flaked salt.
STEP FIVE: Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Top with a little extra salt flakes.
EXPERT BAKING TIPS
If your cookies don't come out in a perfect circle, I like to take a spatula and circle the rim of the cookie to bring in any spots that have spread a little too far. Just make sure you do it right when they come out of the oven.
I like to sprinkle cookies with flaked salt before baking so that little bits of salt bake underneath the cookie as well. Then I sprinkle a bit more after baking also.
I have given both cups and grams as measurements. Grams will be more precise, especially when measuring flour. If you don't have a kitchen scale, no problem! Just lightly spoon flour into your measuring cup to insure its not packed in there. Light and fluffy is the key.
Using quick oats should work fine because it's such a small amount.
Yes, the dough will still be great without adding chocolate. Bake for the same amount of time.
Yes! If doubling, use one large egg instead of two yolks.
Small batch oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will remain fresh if stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. You can also prep the cookie dough in advance and store it in the fridge for about a week.
OTHER SMALL BATCH RECIPES TO TRY
Small Batch One Banana Muffins
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
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Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¼ cup butter room temp
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup old-fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup chopped chocolate bar or chocolate chips
- flaked sea salt for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place the butter and sugars in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add egg yolk and vanilla, mix until smooth on low speed.
- Slowly mix in cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour, being careful not to over mix. I usually stop when I still have some flour remnants around the bowl. Add oats and mix on low until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks or chips.
- Scoop the dough into desired size cookie balls. I like to use a 4 tablespoon scoop for these. Top with flaked salt.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Top with a little extra salt flakes.
Delicious! Perfect texture and flavor. My husband and I looooved this small batch recipe. Thank you!
I LOVE the small batch recipe. Please post more small batch recipes! Sometimes I don’t like making cookies because of how many they make. This recipe tastes delicious and makes the perfect amount! Thank you!