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When it comes to baking cookies, you don't always need a full-sized oven. If you have a toaster oven, you can whip up delectable batches of cookies with ease.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the baking tips of white whole wheat flour cookies in your toaster oven, which you can apply to any type of cookie baking.

More than that, you will find 3 mouthwatering recipes for toaster oven cookies: chocolate chip cookies, peanut cookies, and coconut cookies. Keep reading!

Baking Cookies In A Toaster Oven

Below you'll find the basic ingredients, the necessary equipment and the 9-step instructions for making any wheat flour cookies.

You can always experiment with different types of sugar, flour, oats, and add-ons for more cookie variations such as chocolate chips, zebra chocolate, chopped nuts, coconut, fruits, or beets.

Keep reading for our basic techniques and 3 of our add-ons to create your own unique cookie recipes.

A. Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda or baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

B. Equipment

C. Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Toaster Oven: Select the bake setting. Preheat your toaster oven to 350°F (180°C). Make sure the rack is placed at the center level.
  2. Prepare Your Baking Sheet: Line your baking sheet or tray with parchment paper, or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
  3. Cream The Butter & Sugars: In a mixing bowl, mix together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or a hand mixer for this step if you have one.
  4. Add The Wet Ingredients: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Mix The Dry Ingredients: Whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt in another mixing bowl.
  6. Combine Wet & Dry Mixtures: Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until a cookie dough forms. Don't overmix.
  7. Form Cookie Dough Balls: Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter) and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving enough space between each cookie to allow for spreading.
  8. Bake In The Toaster Oven: Place the baking sheet with the cookie dough balls in the preheated toaster oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown.
  9. Cool & Enjoy: Remove the cookies from the toaster oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before indulging.

You can freeze cookie dough and bake it later . This is a great option when you want freshly baked cookies without all the prep work. Here's how to do it:

  1. Follow step 1 - 7 of the above instructions (Section C) to make cookie dough balls.
  2. Instead of baking, freeze the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet in a freezer for an hour or until firm.
  3. Transfer the cookie dough balls to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  4. When you're want to bake, simply place the frozen cookie dough balls on a greased or lined baking sheet or toaster oven pan.
  5. Bake in your toaster oven for about 15-18 minutes (5 extra minutes to the standard baking time).
  6. Enjoy freshly baked cookies without all the prep work!

Now that you know the basic ingredients & steps, let's check the add-ons.

#1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • All the ingredients of the basic cookies (Section A)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate powder


  1. Follow the above instructions (step 1 - 6, Section C) to make the cookie dough.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and chocolate powder to the cookie dough and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  3. Roll the dough into flat balls, top with some chocolate chips for decoration.
  4. Place them on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes as directed.
  5. Enjoy your chocolate chip cookies!
Toaster Oven Cookies Recipe | Yummy Ph

#2. Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies


  • All the ingredients of the basic cookies (Section A)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted halved peanuts


  1. Follow the above instructions (step 1 - 6, Section C) to make the cookie dough.
  2. Stir in the creamy peanut butter and peanuts until well combined with the cookie dough.
  3. Form into flat balls, top with peeled halved peanuts for decoration.
  4. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes as directed.
  5. Enjoy!
Sweet & Salty, Quick & Easy | Crumbly Peanut Butter Cookies | Margaret's Make and Bake

#3. Tropical Coconut Cookies


  • All the ingredients of the basic cookies (Section A)
  • 1 cup (desiccated) shredded coconut


  1. Follow the above instructions (step 1 - 6, Section C) to make the cookie dough.
  2. Combine the shredded coconut and coconut cream with the cookie dough.
  3. Roll into balls, top with more shredded coconut for extra flavor.
  4. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes as directed.
  5. Enjoy!
Homemade Coconut Macaroons Recipe | Letscookolet 

More Cookie Recipes? Check out our guides with 3 more cookies you can make at home with a toaster oven or a regular oven:
- Zebra Cookies
- Beet Cookies
- Christmas Tree Cookies

Bake Cookies In A Toaster Oven: Do's & Don'ts

Baking cookies in a toaster oven can be an efficient way to satisfy your sweet tooth. However, there are some important do's and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure your cookies turn out perfectly. Here's a handy list to guide you:


  1. Preheat the toaster oven: Always preheat your toaster oven before placing the cookies inside. This ensures even baking and prevents cookies from spreading too much.
  2. Use an appropriate baking pan: Make sure your baking sheet or baking pan fits comfortably inside your toaster oven. If it's too large, it can block heat circulation and lead to uneven baking.
  3. Line or grease the pan: Prevent cookies from sticking to the baking sheet by either greasing it lightly or using parchment paper. This makes for easy cleanup, too.
  4. Follow the recipe: Stick to the recipe's recommended measurements, ingredients, and baking times. Deviations can affect the outcome.
  5. Check for doneness: Keep a close eye on your cookies as they bake. They can go from perfectly done to overcooked very quickly, so perform the toothpick or touch test to check for doneness.
  6. Rotate the pan: If you notice uneven browning in your toaster oven, rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time for more consistent results.


  1. Don't rush the preheating: Ensure that your toaster oven is fully preheated before placing the cookies inside. Skipping this step can result in uneven baking and longer cooking times.
  2. Don't overcrowd the pan: Leave enough space between cookie dough balls to allow for spreading. Overcrowding can lead to cookies merging into one another.
  3. Don't open the oven too often: Resist the temptation to peek inside the toaster oven too frequently. Opening the door causes temperature fluctuations and uneven baking.
  4. Don't overbake: Overbaking is a common mistake when baking cookies. They may look slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven, but they'll continue to cook on the hot baking sheet for a few minutes after you take them out.
  5. Don't use high-temperature settings: Toaster ovens can sometimes have hot spots, so avoid using the highest temperature settings. Stick to moderate temperatures for better control.
  6. Don't bake in an ungreased sheet pan:  Unless your recipe specifically states that it's unnecessary, greasing the baking sheet or using parchment paper is essential for preventing cookies from sticking. Don't skip this step.

Tips & Tricks

  • Add a sprinkle of sea salt: A little sprinkle of sea salt on top of your cookies before baking adds a delicious salty-sweet contrast.
  • Experiment with mix-ins: Get creative and experiment with different add-ins such as dried fruits, nuts, or flavored chips.
  • Use a toaster oven baking rack: For extra crispy cookies, try using a toaster oven baking rack instead of placing the cookies directly on the baking sheet.
  • Store baked cookies properly: Let your cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. They'll stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature and even longer if stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Adjust baking times for different cookie sizes: Smaller cookies will require less baking time, while larger ones may need a few extra minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies and adjust the baking time accordingly.
  • For best results, use a convection toaster oven. Cookies bake evenly, as the hot air literally surrounds the cookie dough.

With these simple steps and delicious recipes, you can enjoy fresh-baked cookies straight from your toaster oven anytime you crave a sweet treat.


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Happy baking!

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