50+ Small Batch Cookies

Cookies are the best easy dessert! They’re simple to make, customizable, and always a hit with kids and adults. If you’re cooking for one or two people, these small-batch cookie recipes are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings without the leftovers or waste of a full-sized recipe.

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Below you’ll find a tasty recipe collection that includes a variety of flavors, from classic chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies to cake mix cookies, spice cookies, and even flourless vegan banana oat cookies. There’s something for everyone.

Best of all, each recipe makes only 1-dozen cookies or less. The perfect small amount for baking in any oven, including your toaster oven!

We’ve created a Table Of Contents below to help you sort through these yummy options. Click on a flavor to head straight to those recipes.

Cookie Flavors:

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Chocolate Cookies

Toaster Oven Double Chocolate Cookies 
Six splurge-worthy fudgy, chewy, super chocolaty cookies! For the deepest chocolate-flavor refrigerate the dough at least 10 minutes. (Get the recipe here)

Want even more chocolate options? Check out these Easy Small Batch Chocolate Cookies In 8 Fun Flavors

Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These cookies look almost too pretty to eat. The recipe makes just 4 cookies using melted butter, so there’s no waiting around for your butter to soften, woo-hoo! (Find the recipe on Treats + Eats)

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies
The brownie-like texture of these cookies reminds me of the treats my grandma used to bake. It’s hard to believe but this small batch of six perfect pecan and chocolate stuffed bites has no flour! (Find the recipe at One Dish Kitchen)

Chocolate Mini M&M Cookies
Bursting with mini M&M’s, these soft and chewy chocolate cookies are positively addictive. Your waistline should be safe though, the recipe makes just six cookies! (Find the recipe at Baking Mischief)

Giant Double Chocolate Cookie for One
Not for the faint of heart, this XXL chocolate-chocolate cookie is huge and ridiculously indulgent. With no chilling time, it’ll take you less than 20 minutes to bake up in your toaster oven. (Find the recipe at Just So Tasty)

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toaster Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies
Treat yourself to five hard-to-resist cookies with buttery crisp edges, chewy middles, and lots of melty chocolate! Recipe includes convection baking tips and a flax egg substitute. (Get the recipe here)

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
All the flavor of your favorite classic crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies in a tiny recipe that makes just 12 cookies. They’re simple, easy to throw together, and you don’t have to chill the dough! (Find the recipe at Land O’Lakes)

Olive Oil, Rosemary & Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These sophisticated-sounding cookies are made with dark chocolate, fresh rosemary and olive oil and molasses instead of butter. The author actually baked them using her toaster oven! (Find the recipe at Shanghai Spice)

Secretly Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
A quick and easy recipe for cookies that will satisfy your sweet tooth without expanding your waistline! The recipe uses gluten-free flour and cuts the calories/fat by using less sugar, unsweetened applesauce, and an egg white. (Find the recipe at Southern In Law)

Toaster Oven Baking Tip

You’re probably used to using parchment paper when baking cookies. But most boxes are labeled as not for use in a toaster oven.

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To help our cookies bake evenly without sticking we lightly oil the pan or use a small silicone baking mat.

{Related: 4 Surprising Things I’ll Never Use In Our Toaster Oven}

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
Thick whole-grain cookies stuffed with rolled oats, toasted pecans, and chocolate chips. Crispy, crunchy, and chewy in every bite. (Get the recipe here)

One Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two (Three Ways)
From sea salt caramel to double chocolate chip, there are so many delicious options with this versatile recipe. P.S. There’s a toaster oven baking tip in the comments. (Find the recipe on Baking Mischief)

Single-Serving Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin and cinnamon add a fun twist to the classic chocolate chip cookie. You can bake two large or three small cookies, perfect for just one or two people. (Find the recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Single Chocolate Chip Cookie
Just you tonight? Bake a single chocolate chip cookie with this simple (only six ingredients!) toaster oven cookie recipe. There are even directions for making your cookie crispier or chewier depending on the type of sugar you use. (Find the recipe at Zagleft)

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
Two soft and gooey vegan chocolate chip-filled cookies. Katie’s recipe includes specific directions for baking in a toaster oven and options for using coconut sugar, oat flour, and coconut oil. (Find the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie)

Perfect Single Serving Size Chocolate Chip Cookies
A quick and easy recipe for two large chocolate chip cookies. Don’t skip step #9, it’ll give your cookies crispy ridges and gooey centers. (Find the recipe at No. 2 Pencil)

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Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies
A simple recipe for 10 soft and chewy small cookies featuring the classic flavor combination of cranberry and orange. Just one bowl and 30 minutes for these whole-grain cookies. (Get the recipe here)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
You had me at Reese’s Pieces! The original recipe makes 16 chewy cookies but if you scroll down to the recipe card you’ll find instructions for making half a recipe. (Find the recipe at Lindsay Ann Bakes)

Banana Oatmeal Cookies on a white plate.

Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
A great way to use up an overripe banana, these ‘cookies’ have crispy edges, chewy toasted oats, and a great cinnamon banana bread flavor. It’s hard to believe they’re made with only 5 simple ingredients! (Get the recipe here)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Warm and gooey, thin and crispy – need I say more? This quick and easy recipe is perfect for the oatmeal cookie fan that’s baking for just one or two people. (Find the recipe at Baked Green)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Plump, thick, and chewy, these cookies have everything you love about big-oven oatmeal raisin cookies in a small batch recipe that makes just 8 cookies. (Find the recipe at Zona Cooks)

Two large oatmeal raisin cookies on a toaster oven silicone baking mat.

Whole Grain Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Two
Sweetened with dates and maple syrup this easy vegan cookie dough comes together in just 5 minutes with the help of your mini-chopper. (Get the recipe here)

Single-Serving Size Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Make just three indulgent cookies! All the fun of a big batch recipe without the added temptation of leftovers! (Find the recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies For Two
Filled with cinnamon, oats, and raisins, these classic cookies are great for sharing with your sweetie. (Find the recipe here at Like Mother Like Daughter)

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Nut Butter Cookies

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Whole-grain cookies made with natural peanut butter and stuffed with chunks of mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups. (Get the recipe here)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and chewy cookies topped with melted chocolate, pistachios, and coconut – Yes Please! (Find the recipe at Cake Whiz)

Peanut Butter Cookies
Just like mom used to make, this recipe for one dozen chewy peanut butter cookies will bring back childhood memories for sure! (Find the recipe at Call Me PMC)

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
Only 5 ingredients and one bowl! Don’t skip the quick 15-minute freezer session, it plus the coarse salt sprinkled on top make ALL the difference. (Find the recipe at Heartbeet Kitchen)

Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
You can’t beat a classic. For the criss-cross pattern similar to the cookies your grandma makes press them with a sugared fork before baking. (Find the recipe at Live Well Bake Often)

Single-Serving Peanut Butter Cookie
Calling all single guys and gals, this cookie’s for you! No eggs, no chilling and plenty of choices for sweeteners to use like maple syrup, agave or brown and white sugar. (Find the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie)

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Shortbread and Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
One dozen buttery shortbread cookies with tiny bits of peppermint and a hint of peppermint oil. Perfect for the holidays! (Get the recipe here)

Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Traditional shortbread cookies – veganized! Don’t skip the comments, there are great tips for using gluten-free flour, adding chopped cranberries and lots of 5-star reviews. (Find the recipe at Loving It Vegan)

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
Gluten-free and grain-free cookies sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar and topped with a dollop of raspberry jam in the middle. (Find the recipe at Kristin In Between)

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Shortbread Cookies
Perfect for teatime or anytime, this small batch of buttery orange shortbread is baked in an 8×8 pan. Cut the cookies while they’re warm and dip the edges in rich dark chocolate for a grownup cookie treat. (Find the recipe at Homemade In The Kitchen)

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Lemon-Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies
Mini bite-sized citrus flavored cookies made with coconut sugar and white whole wheat flour. They’re crispy, chewy and will fill your kitchen with the scent of fresh lemons and limes. (Get the recipe here)

One-Bowl Sugar Cookies 3-Ways
More than just a great small-batch recipe, this post has all the tips and tricks you need to make any type of sugar cookie texture you can dream of: crispy, crunchy, puffy, chewy and more! (Find the recipe and tips at Baking Mischief)

XXL Buttery Soft Sugar Cookie
One giant soft and chewy sugar cookie that’s big enough to share but not so big you’ll be stuck eating it all week. The rainbow sprinkles are a must! (Find the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies
Simple, soft, and chewy this recipe features a great vanilla flavor and the texture of your classic snickerdoodle without the spice. If that’s too many cookies, no worries, extra dough can be stored in the fridge or frozen. (Find the recipe at Averie Cooks)

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
The dough is pressed into a pan and baked to crispy-chewy perfection. A rich buttercream frosting takes these bars over the top. (Find the recipe at One Dish Kitchen)

Small Batch Sugar Cookies
Cut-out sugar cookies are my husband’s favorite but most recipes make 4 or 5 dozen cookies. This small recipe makes just 8 medium cookies. The unfrosted cookies have golden edges but tender middles thanks to a creamy secret ingredient. (Find the recipe at Cake Whiz)

Small Batch Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
What’s better than fluffy, tender, homemade Lofthouse sugar cookies? A tiny recipe for just six cookies! (Find the recipe at Dessert For Two)

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Cake Mix Cookies and Bars

Small Batch Cake Mix Cookies
With just half a cake mix, an egg, and oil you can make 12 sweet and delicious cookies that taste like cake. Recipe includes tips for making them in the air fryer too! (Get the recipe here)

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies
All you need is 4 ingredients to make these yummy cookies. The simple half-batch recipe is easy to throw together and perfect for baking or air frying. (Get the cake mix recipe here)

Small Batch Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Thick and chewy, these tasty bars take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Yummy on their own, they’re even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Get the recipe here)

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Cookies With Nuts or Coconut

Mini Maple Pecan Cookies
Six buttery whole grain pecan cookies that are sweetened with maple syrup. Enjoy these crunchy nutty snaps on their own or turn them into a batch of mini ice cream sandwiches. (Get the recipe here)

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
All the rich flavor of the bakery classic in a small batch recipe that makes just 6 indulgent cookies! (Find the recipe at Dessert For Two)

Vegan Cranberry Pecan Cookies
This flexible cookie recipe is perfect for when you want cookies but you don’t have a lot of ingredients in the pantry. According to the author, it makes 12 not-too-sweet easy to customize vegan cookies. (Find the recipe at Plenty Vegan)

Honey Walnut Cookies
A dozen soft and chewy honey-sweetened cookies stuffed with crunchy chopped walnuts. No egg, no butter and only one bowl for this easy recipe! (Find the recipe at Baking Bites)

Small Batch Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just like the bakery, these 6 chewy cookies are filled with shredded coconut, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts. The lemon juice and zest add a bright twist. (Find the recipe at One Dish Kitchen)

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Lemon Macaroons
Seven sweet and chewy vegan macaroons with the delicious combination of lemon, coconut, and chocolate. (Get the recipe here)

Coconut Macaroons 3 Ways
What’s better than one type of macaroon? Three different varieties! (Find the recipe at Fit Bottomed Girls)

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Mini Deep Dish Cookies

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Pizookies For Two
Over the top indulgent, these ramekin baked deep dish cookies are the answer to your ooey-gooey warm pizookie cravings. (Find the recipe at Dinners, Dishes and Dessert)

Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie For Two
Can’t decide if you want a cookie or a brownie? Get the best of both with this vegan dessert. (Find the recipe at The Cake Merchant)

Mini Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie For Two
Soft, chewy and filled with a hidden layer of Nutella – it doesn’t get more indulgent than this. (Find the recipe at Domestic Gothess)

Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie
No leftovers and no sharing, this sprinkle-filled dessert is just for one. Check out Carla’s notes on making it without eggs and how that affects the texture. (Find the recipe at Homemade In The Kitchen)

Recipes that call for a 3.5-inch mini skillet can also be baked in a ramekin or mini loaf pan. For recipes that use a 6-inch skillet, you can substitute a 6-inch cake pan or two 3-inch individual metal pans (with cooking time shortened).

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Spice Cookies

Small Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Moist, cakey, and perfectly pumpkin spiced! This easy recipe makes only 9 cookies using a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree. (Get the recipe here)

Pie Spice Snickerdoodles For Two
Big. Fluffy. Spicy. Everything you’d want in two large cinnamon and sugar rolled pumpkin snickerdoodles. (Find the recipe at Budget Bytes)

Snickerdoodles For Two
All the yummy flavor of traditional snickerdoodles in a tiny recipe. (Find the recipe at Like Mother Like Daughter)

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Triple Ginger Cookies
If you’re the only one in your family that loves ginger cookies this is the recipe for you! Bake just 6 crispy, chewy, bold and spicy cookies. (Get the recipe here)

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
Doesn’t chocolate + ginger sound like a magical combo? The recipe makes a dozen cookies but if that’s too many make sure to check out Carla’s tips for freezing the dough to bake later. (Find the recipe at Homemade In The Kitchen)

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Molasses Spice Cookies for Two
Strong spices and bold molasses create a tasty crinkled-top chewy cookie made with whole wheat flour. Includes dairy-free and egg-free options! (Get the recipe here)

Small-batch Gingerbread Cookies
Bake just enough frosted gingerbread men to satisfy Santa. Includes a 3-ingredient faux royal icing for decorating. (Find the recipe at Baking Mischief)

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Fun Breakfast Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Oat Cookies
This decadent recipe is full of wholesome ingredients like ripe mashed banana, flax meal, quick oats, a splash of almond extract, and fresh cherries. Even with the chocolate, you can enjoy the whole batch for less than 400 calories! (Get the recipe here)

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
These big, fat, and filling gluten-free breakfast cookies are loaded with so many goodies like oats, coconut, raisins, and almond meal. The recipe makes just 6 cookies but they are huge! To fit them in your toaster oven bake the cookies in two separate batches. (Find the recipe at Recipe Tin Eats)

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Banana Oat Cookies
These no-sugar-added cookies make a great breakfast or snack. Slather on some peanut butter or add mini chocolate chips for a fun treat. (Get the recipe here)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie
Enjoy one giant peanut butter cookie for breakfast and feel good about it too! Erin’s simple recipe is made with whole wheat flour, hearty oats, and Greek yogurt. The directions are for a microwave but you can bake it in your toaster oven at 350 for 7 to 10 minutes. (Find the recipe at The Spiffy Cookie)

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Persimmon Banana Breakfast Cookies
Featuring the unique flavor of sweet Hachiya persimmon pulp, these cookies are basically a small bowl of oatmeal you can hold in your hand. (Get the recipe here)

Banana Breakfast Cookies
A great grab-and-go breakfast, these peanut butter, and banana oatmeal cookies are full of wholesome ingredients. The recipe makes 12 large cookies, to fit them in your toaster oven bake them in two or three small batches. (Find the recipe at Five Heart Home)

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  1. I love chocolate chip cookies so much .. Thanks for these recipes .. I will definitely try

  2. Just made the classic chocolate chip cookies from Land O Lakes ~delish! Now I can satisfy my baking and sweet tooth needs without making 5 dozen cookies which never ends up making that many because I eat the dough! 🙂

  3. Mom made Christmas Cookies, a slice and bake butter cookie with pecans, and red, green, and white? Candied cherries and candied pineapple. Once made, it would be easy to just slice off the number of cookies you want and bake them. But a smaller batch recipe would be appreciated.

    Also, for a cookie to be a snickerdoodle, I needs a bit of Creme of tarter, not just the sugar cookie recipe that most use. But how much foe a dozen cookies?

    1. Hi Rhea,

      That slice and bake cookie sounds really neat, I’ll do some looking around for a big recipe to work on sizing down 🙂

      For the snickerdoodles, I’m thinking somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, depending on the other ingredients in the recipe.

      If you don’t want to have to experiment too much, below are two small-batch snickerdoodle recipes that make 1-dozen cookies each.


      Happy baking!

  4. I love ginger cookies (soft & chewy) and gingersnaps (crisp) but nobody else in my family does, so a good small batch recipe for these would be much appreciated!

  5. I made the mini ice-cream sandwiches. I used 1/4c Bobs Red Mill AP gluten free flour , Bourbon vanilla bean, and a Tbs of brown rice flour and it turned out Amazing! My oven broke and waiting on a new one and I really wanted to bake cookies but all I have is my toaster oven for the moment.. So Thank you so much for these recipes! I’m about to make the double chocolate ones!?

    1. Hi, Jennifer!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the cookies and thank’s for sharing your gluten-free substitutions. We just bought a bag last week of Bob’s GF Flour to try with the carrot cake and I was surprised by how tender and light it made the cake. Now, I’ll have to use it on those pecan cookies with your changes!

      Sorry your big oven broke but glad you’ve got your toaster oven to keep you flush with baked cookies 🙂 Hope you enjoy the chocolate ones too!