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Air Fryer Cookies

These air fryer chocolate chip cookies are an easy dessert that doesn't require heating up your kitchen.
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Soft and delicious Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy dessert that won’t require heating up your kitchen. Make the perfect cookie on your countertop for fast treats that your family will love.

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Thanks to the magic of the air fryer, deliciously soft and warm cookies can be yours in a flash. And while they’re perfect for small batches, you can also cook a bunch of cookies quickly. Everybody wins. Especially you.

And if you don’t have an air fryer (yet!), you’ll want to follow the oven-baking directions in this Soft Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. The cooking time remains the same regardless if you use all-purpose or whole wheat flour.

Cookie Dough in the Air Fryer

Finding the right mix of temp and time can be tricky, but you absolutely can bake cookies in your air fryer. It works great when your oven is in-use or you don’t want to heat the whole kitchen up for just one batch of cookies.

I highly recommend using parchment when baking these. They make special parchment paper for air fryers (like this), or use your favorite brand but poke some holes in it. This will prevent the edges from curling up from the power/heat of the air fryer fan.

2 photos showing cookies being baked in an air fryer

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Use homemade brown sugar and homemade vanilla extract for an extra special flavor.
  • Form any leftover dough into balls and store them in the fridge for up to a week in an air-tight container. You can also freeze extras by placing them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freezing them for an hour. Then transfer to freezer-safe storage like these reusable silicone bags. Add 1 minute to the cooking time for frozen dough.
  • Want to add chopped nuts or other mix-ins? Feel free! Adding any more than 1/3 cup of extras may impact the texture of the finished product.
  • Cookies need to be stored in an air-tight container to avoid getting stale. If the cookies get left out, check out my tips on how to soften cookies.

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4.84 from 12 ratings

Air Fryer Cookies

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
These air fryer chocolate chip cookies are an easy dessert that doesn't require heating up your kitchen.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter for 20 seconds. You want some of it melted, but the vast majority of the butter should be soft but solid.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Add the brown and white sugar and mix. 
    1/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix.
    1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Add the dry ingredients, and mix until everything is about 50% combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix. Optional: Refrigerate dough for an hour at this point.
    1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Make dough balls about 2-inches wide.
  • Place a piece of parchment in the air fryer basket. Arrange cookies on parchment. Bake at 300 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the pan for 4-5 minutes before removing.

Notes

Egg should be room temperature for optimal results.
 
You do not need to preheat your air fryer.
 
Add 1 minute to cooking time for frozen dough.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 181IU4%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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18 comments on “Air Fryer Cookies”

  1. My air fryer only goes up to 210 temperature so how long should I put them in for ? 

    • Ellie, it sounds like your air fryer is in Celcius. My recipe notes that the temp is in F.

      Google tells me that 300F is 148.9C, so I would assume that’s 150C for you.

  2. First time making cookies in the air fryer went well. Thank you Sarah for the detailed post, this is now a go to for my family 🙂5 stars

  3. Best thing that has been in my mouth since my first sip of coffee. 5 stars

  4. Loved this recipe it was really good but I want to make this for my mum who is a vegetarian so can I substitute the egg with something else?5 stars

  5. I didn’t quite make them yet but i was wondering this my second time using an air fryer that i recently got. can I use regular parchment rather than air fryer parchment

    • You can, but you’ll want to punch a few holes in it first. That keeps it from sucking up around the cookies due to the powerful air fryer fan.

  6. I follow every single detail but my cookie didnt spread out. They were like muffin tops ????3 stars

    • Hi Yang, generally that means your batter was too cold when it went into the air fryer. This happens to me both in the air fryer and oven with too chilled batter.

      Another few options: 1) your baking soda is dead (pretty rare but it happens if the box is very old) 2) you did a “scoop and dump” of the flour instead of spooning it into the measuring cups. This compacts the flour and you end up adding too much flour and thus get a really solid batter that doesn’t spread.

      Happy to troubleshoot if you’d like to email me at sarah@www.sustainablecooks.com

  7. This was my first time using an air fryer. The recipe was wonderful, and because you can make small batches in the air fryer and freeze some to later. (we would eat the entire batch-gluttons that we are!) Also, because it makes smaller portions, I could set the air fryer for a minute longer than the recipe recomments for my husband as he likes them quite brown, and I like them chewy.5 stars

    • I’m with YOU Rae – chewy all the way! So glad you enjoyed them and were able to personalize them to your tastes. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! 🙂

  8. So, what I just read was I can quarter this recipe and make a tiny batch all for myself muahahahahahha muahahahahah (that was evil laughter) while working from home while husband is at work! I just noticed the new? scroll bar across the top that shows all your blog posts. So cool!5 stars

    • YES ma’am!!! Or, make the whole recipe and freeze the leftover dough for later. Boom!

      The bar thingy is called Slickstream. I’m testing it out for free for 30 days. You can try it on your site too!