Air fryer cookies are a unique twist on a classic favorite.
Homemade cookies in the air fryer couldn’t be easier to make! They come out soft on the inside with crispy edges and are studded with chocolate chips.
Just mix, chill, and bake for a quick and easy dessert or snack.
Amazing Air Fryer Cookies
- Make air fryer chocolate chip cookies just in time for last-minute play dates, sleepovers, movie nights, or any time!
- This recipe turns frowns upside down and bakes fresh-baked cookies in no time.
- Easy cleanup–no need to heat up the oven or wash baking pans! And no need for a stand mixer or hand mixer, just a bowl and a rubber spatula!
- This homemade recipe has an easy-to-assemble dough that can be saved in the refrigerator (or frozen!) for fast, hot, and fresh cookies at any time.
Ingredients and Variations
Dough –The best chocolate chip cookies start with the best ingredients. Whole fresh eggs, real unsalted butter, and quality chocolate chips make the best cookies. In a pinch for time? Use any variety of ready-made Pillsbury cookie dough! Or make a sugar-free keto version.
Variations – Switch out the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips or mini M&M’s, or add chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, or pecans, coconut, raisins, dried fruit, a swirl of peanut butter, or some homemade granola. Or add chocolate chips to air fryer oatmeal cookies.
How to Make Air Fryer Cookies
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, and sugar together until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently fold in chocolate chips (or other add-ins) and chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Scoop cookies into the air fryer and flatten the cookie dough balls. Air fry (as per recipe below) and allow them to cool completely.
The cookies might appear underbaked, but they will harden on the outside and have a chewy texture once they are cooled.
Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Cookies
- Let the eggs and butter come to room temperature for fast and easy mixing!
- To keep the air mixed in for high-rising cookies, avoid overmixing the dough.
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure uniformly sized cookies that will cook at the same rate.
- A piece of parchment paper is optional, but I like it for ease!
- Avoid crowding the air fryer so air can circulate around them for best results.
- Due to the heat of the air fryer, subsequent small batches may need less than the full 6 – 9 minutes to bake.
- Cook on a wire rack.
Keeping Cookies Fresh
Freeze scoops of dough and bake from frozen in the Air Fryer. Keep leftover Air Fryer chocolate chip cookies in a covered container at room temperature for up to a week.
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup butter melted
- ½ cup brown sugar tightly packed
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl stir together the butter and both sugars until well combined. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 300°F on the BAKE setting.
- Use an ice cream scoop to portion out about 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place the cookie dough in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave 2 inches of space between each cookie. If needed, bake the cookies in batches.
- Flatten the cookies to approximately 1/2" thickness using a glass or measuring cup. This ensures even baking.
- Bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes. They will still be soft when done. Allow the cookies to cool completely, as they will firm up and become chewy in the center.
- Make uniform cookie portions so they bake at the same rate.
- Evenly space to allow enough air to circulate between them for the best results.
- Air Fryer cookies will keep in an airtight container for a week.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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