Oatmeal raisin cookies for two are the perfect, soft, and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, but with a recipe just for 4 cookies. It’s the perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth, for oatmeal raisin cookie lovers.
Oatmeal raisin cookies for two are the perfect recipe for when that late night craving strikes. When you want an oatmeal cookie, without being tempted by a couple dozen cookies, this is the recipe for you.
The cookies are soft and chewy, and have a delicious sweet cinnamon flavor in every bite. Filled with raisins (or chocolate chips, if you’re that kind of person 😉 ).
It’s a simple, basic cookie dough, all made in one bowl, and without any chilling. You can decide you want cookies and make them, and bake them, so they’re ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes.
Ingredients Needed for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for two:
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- egg yolk
- baking soda
- all purpose flour
- old fashioned oats – they give the best hearty, chewy, thick, oatmeal cookie texture
- ground cinnamon
How to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for two?
Cream together the butter and sugars in a small bowl. I usually just use a fork and mix it until the butter is all combined.
Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix it together until combined.
Then add in all the dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Fold in the raisins. Scoop the dough into 4 even balls and place them on a lined cookie sheet, at least 2 to 3 inches apart.
Place them in the oven to bake until the tops and edges look just set. Let them cool about 5 minutes on the baking pan then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool more, or enjoy warm!
Tips for making Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for two:
- If you’re not an oatmeal raisin fan, you are more than welcome to substitute the raisins called for in the recipe for the same amount of chocolate chips instead.
- I recommend using old fashioned oats, for the best thick, chewy, texture in your cookies. Quick oats may absorb your wet ingredients differently, so you may have drier cookies without that good chewy oatmeal texture.
- If your dough feels extra dry and a little crumbly, flatten your cookie balls slightly on your baking pan to help your cookies spread.
- If you’re doubling the recipe for 8-10 cookies, don’t use 2 egg yolks, just use 1 whole egg instead.
These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies, with the perfect small batch recipe, giving you just a few cookies when that craving hits. It’s a great recipe for two people (or even one, because the cookies are that good, and you might not want to share).
More cookies for two:
- Sugar Cookies for Two
- Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
- Double Chocolate Cookies for Two
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Two
- 2 TBS unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 TBS granulated sugar
- 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 dash salt
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- Mix together the butter, sugar and brown sugar in a small bowl.
- Add in the vanilla and egg yolk and stir well.
- Add the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and stir it together until you have a nice soft cookie dough.
- Add the raisins to the bowl, and fold them into the dough.
- Scoop the cookie dough into 4 even balls, and place them a couple inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. **
- Bake for about 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the tops are just set.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool until you're ready to enjoy them.
These oatmeal raisin cookies for two were first posted on September 18, 2013. The photos and text were updated for clarity in February 15, 2022.