Cookies in the air fryer? Oh, yes indeed. Air fryer cookies are so quick and easy to make when that homemade cookie craving strikes.
If you haven’t tried making air fryer chocolate chip cookies yet, you are missing out.
Why air fryer cookies?
Because air fryers cook by circulating hot air around the food, cookies in the air fryer end up perfectly toasted on the outside while warm and gooey on the inside.
Air fryer cookies not only taste great, but they are ready in about five minutes without waiting on the oven to preheat.
On hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven, or during the holidays when the oven is in use, using the air fryer to make cookies is an excellent option.
This recipe is modified from the one that comes with the Phillips air fryer. With the tweaks that were made, it only takes about 15 total minutes to make 16 small cookies.
Air fryer cookies ingredients
(Exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below.)
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate chips
Steps to make cookies in the air fryer
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
Add the flour mixture and continue to mix until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Preheat the air fryer by setting it to 350. Let it warm up while you form your cookie dough balls.
Using a small cookie scoop, form tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough.
Once the air fryer is preheated, line the basket with a layer of parchment paper and place the dough balls evenly apart.
Press the dough down lightly to flatten.
Cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until the tops start to turn golden brown.
Recipe Notes and FAQ
How to tell when air fryer cookies are done
Air fryer cookies bake differently than they do in the oven. Rather than looking at the bottom of the cookie to tell if it’s done, look at the top. The cookie should begin to evenly brown on every side when it is done cooking.
Push the sides of the cookie very lightly with a spatula or your finger. If the edge stays firm and doesn’t fall inwards, the cookies are done. If you make in indention, your cookies probably need to cook a little longer.
Be advised that every air fryer is different and there could be a variation in cooking times.
Can you rebake under baked cookies?
Yes, you can rebake under baked cookies. Cookies usually bake within 8 to 10 minutes. It’s better to take them out too soon rather than too late. If your cookies are underdone, simply put them back in for a little longer.
You can use any add-ins you want to make these air fryer cookies. Try M&M’s, nuts, white chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, dried fruit, caramel bits, or toffee.
→ For an example of using dried fruit in a cookie, see these chocolate chip cheesecake cookies.
Make this recipe allergen-friendly by using a gluten-free 1/1 flour replacement. Make the cookies vegan by using vegan chocolate chips and butter.
How to store air fryer chocolate chip cookies
Nothing beats a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the air fryer, but if you do have extra you can store them for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Alternatively, if you make the dough in bulk, you can store the dough balls in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month. Simply thaw out the dough before adding it to the air fryer.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Preheat your air fryer by setting it to 350 and allowing it to warm while you form your cookie dough balls.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form Tablespoon sized dough balls.
- When the air fryer is preheated, line the basket with a layer of parchment paper and place dough balls evenly apart.
- Press down lightly in the dough to gently flatten.
- Cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until the tops start to turn golden brown.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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