Nowadays you can make scrambled eggs, mug cakes, rice crispy treats, sweet potatoes, noodles, lasagna, shrimp (trust me, I've done it), and even grilled cheese with just a few ingredients and a microwave. But have you ever stopped and asked how to make cookies in the microwave? Is there really even anything that a microwave can't do?  

There's no better way of saying this. Cookies, that you have to wait basically nothing before getting your hands on them, microwave-friendly, and dorm-room-friendly, can easily be your next best friend. With this recipe, you'll be able to skip all the hassle of baking an entire batch of cookies when you're only craving one. 

Easy 4-Step Microwave Oatmeal Cookies

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
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  • Step 1

    To make this simple recipe, all you need is a mug, a plate, and a microwave. In a mug, combine all the dry ingredients together (oats, flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon).

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  • Step 2

    Mix in the "wet" ingredients (butter, vanilla, and raisins) and combine until it forms a dough. You can use either salted or unsalted butter.

    #spoontip: swap the raisins for chocolate chips

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  • Step 3

    Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a dough. Turn the dough into a ball and place it on a plate before microwaving it. Press it down until it forms the ball into a disk.

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  • Step 4

    Microwave the cookie for approximately 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want the cookie to turn out. And voilà! Mischief managed.

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Ready in just under 5 minutes, these microwave cookies are legit lifesavers. They're the perfect midnight craving quick fix you've always wanted. And if you're not a big oatmeal raisin fan, you can easily turn this recipe into a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or, if you wanna get fancy, swap the raisins for dried cranberries and add white chocolate chips. 

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Lissane Kafie

Learn how to make cookies in the microwave and, trust me, you can thank me later, especially if you're living in a confined dorm room with nothing but a mini fridge and a microwave. Pair this cookie with a cup of coffee or milk and you've got yourself the ideal snack.