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


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.



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    21 Discussions


    3 years ago

    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 ?


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Step 1

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

    2 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 1

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


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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...


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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


    8 years ago on Step 7

    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

    1 reply

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 7

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

    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!