Introduction: Bachelor Chow - 1 Oatmeal Cookie - Just One!

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 Ever want a cookie, but didn't want to head down to the store in the middle of the night to get it? Me too. Faced with this dilemma, I thought about making a cookie. That's right, just one cookie!
I got the recipe and did the math to get the recipe down so you guys can make just one cookie.
Ready? Here we go.

Step 1: Tools and Materials Needed

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Toaster oven
Large Cereal Bowl
Baking pan
Measuring spoons
Kitchen timer
Oven mitt or pot holder


1 packet - Quaker® Instant Oatmeal (make sure to use Quaker® because I get a royalty payment from every one sold)
1 Tablespoons - Butter (if you don't mind transfats, this is coincidentally equal to one packet  of KFC's "Buttery" spead)
2 Teaspoons - Sugar (4 sugar cubes or two sugar packets from the local coffee house)
2½ Teaspoons - Egg (beaten) What?!?!? You don't have eggs? I knew that. Use 1 Tablespoon of Mayo (equal to one packet from Weinerschnitzel or Chik-Fil-A) Applesauce or smashed banana would work too if you have them handy.
3½ Tablespoons - Flour (breadcrumbs might work, but I haven't tried it)
A tiny pinch of baking soda and another of salt.

Makes one cookie, approximately 200 calories (like you really care).

2 Tablespoons - Raisins or Chocolate Chips (as if you're going to have those hanging around)

Step 2: Preheat Your Toaster Oven

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 Preheat your Toaster Oven to 350°. Do it now because the rest of this is going to go really fast and you don't want to be waiting around

Step 3: Mix It Up!

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 Add all the ingredients to a large cereal bowl and mash it up together. Use your fingers and mash it until it becomes a doughy consistency.
It should all stick together in a single blob. If it's too dry, add 1 Teaspoon of water and continue to mix.

Step 4: Make a Patty!

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 Just as you would do with a hamburger, form the dough into a patty about ½" thick. Place the patty on a nonstick baking pan. If it's not a nonstick baking pan, just grease the pan a little with some butter to keep the cookie from sticking.

Step 5: Cook It!

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Set your timer to 15 minutes, place the cookie in your toaster oven and start the timer.

Step 6: Remove It From the Oven!

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 Don your oven mitt and remove the cookie from the toaster oven. Let it cool for a few minutes (if you can) then scarf it down.

Step 7: Eat!

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There it is. One cookie made from stuff on hand. 
Special thanks to Scoochmaroo and Cakegrrl for ingredient substitution advice.


BethC78 (author)2016-07-10

1 packet oatmeal, 1 packet sugar, 3 tbsp flour, 1/3 cup applesauce, pinch baking soda, pinch baking powder. Any flavor oatmeal or applesauce (cinnamon would be good). Add chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, m&ms or candy crushed up! Let me know if u try it! Healthy alternatives and yummy! You could add honey instead of sugar too. Also may not need added sugar if applesauce and oatmeal are sweetened. I have a great no bake recipe i use all the time too ?

triumphman (author)2012-02-10

I like raisins in mine!

inquisitive (author)2012-01-04

Ah brilliant! and now I have a use for the Apple & Cinnamon packets that my mother will not eat! Thank you!

-Noah (author)2010-07-27

Could you make this in a normal oven? If so how long/would it burn?

-Noah (author)-Noah2010-07-27

Or even a normal microwave. If so how long? I just want to know since those would be much easier for me to use.

dodo91 (author)-Noah2011-07-25

Trust me... you never want to use a microwave to cook stuff. It always comes out a different texture than regular baking... it also tastes funny. As for the oven... I wish i could tell you... but I dont have oatmeal... at least not in packets...

dodo91 (author)2011-07-25

How much does each thing of oatmeal have? I Have the big tub of quaker oatmeal, not individual packet... could you measure how much oatmeal there is?

depotdevoid (author)2011-07-14

Thanks for this Marsh, I was just trying to convince my daughter that oatmeal cookies were delicious, and she wouldn't believe me, until now!

tqwerty (author)2010-12-12

OM NOM NOM, id love to make this today seeing as i bought many new ingredients to make VeganWytch's "Best Ever" Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies that ended up being totally BURNT! even under the cooking time.. and so i could only eat part of the top and i am upset because i have no cookies to eat and not enough ingredients to make another batch of different cookies. so thank you for this recipe

Tystarr (author)2010-08-05

Ooh, I have to try this!

dansan101 (author)2010-08-02

Just gotta say i love it, but i think the effort that went into making it was more than going to the store, and i live a 15 minute drive from the nearest store :P

Marsh (author)dansan1012010-08-02

I'll grant that it took more time, but only because of the baking.

yoyology (author)2010-06-14

You forgot an ingredient, because clearly this cookie is FULL OF WIN!

-Noah (author)yoyology2010-07-27

IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!!

firefliie (author)yoyology2010-06-30

oo snap!

stupidstickanimations (author)2010-06-27

you should experiment with different kinds :D

victoriamelida (author)2010-06-17

It sounds very good, this is great for me, I live alone and I always suffer with recipes, especially desserts' because they are always estimated for like a hundred people. Just a question, how many grams/cups/etc does a packet of Quaker instant oatmeal weight? A friend of mine gave me a huuuge bag of organic oatflakes so I'm planning not to buy any more oatmeal in approximately three years and I'd like to use the one I have in this recipe!

Doctor What (author)2010-01-18

 Mayo?  In a cookie?

Marsh (author)Doctor What2010-01-18

 It works. It's no stranger than velveeta fudge.

Doctor What (author)Marsh2010-01-18

 Or zucchini bread.

lemonie (author)2010-01-18



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