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


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

 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!

 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!

 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!

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

Step 6: Remove It From the Oven!

 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!

There it is. One cookie made from stuff on hand. 
Special thanks to Scoochmaroo and Cakegrrl for ingredient substitution advice.
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 ?
I like raisins in mine!
Ah brilliant! and now I have a use for the Apple & Cinnamon packets that my mother will not eat! Thank you!
Could you make this in a normal oven? If so how long/would it burn?
Or even a normal microwave. If so how long? I just want to know since those would be much easier for me to use.
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...
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?
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!
OM NOM NOM, id love to make this today seeing as i bought many new ingredients to make <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/VeganWytch/">VeganWytch</a>'s &quot;Best Ever&quot; <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Cinnamon-Raisin-Oatmeal-Cookies-The-Best-Ever/">Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies</a>&nbsp;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
Ooh, I have to try this!
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
I'll grant that it took more time, but only because of the baking.
You forgot an ingredient, because clearly this cookie is FULL OF WIN!
IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!!
oo snap!
you should experiment with different kinds :D
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!
&nbsp;Mayo? &nbsp;In a cookie?
&nbsp;It works. It's no stranger than <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Velveeta-Cheese-Fudge-aka-Trailer-Truffles/" rel="nofollow">velveeta fudge.</a>
&nbsp;Or zucchini bread.
Yum!<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.laurabogart.com/images/futurama/bachelor_chow.jpg" /> <br /> L

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