Did you ever crave a freshly baked cookie, but didn't want to go through the hassle of baking a whole batch? In that case, these air fryer cookies are just the recipe for you! Air fryer chocolate chip cookies cook up soft in the middle with slightly crispy golden edges and are absolutely delicious.
The best part about baking cookies in the air fryer is that there is no preheating the oven required, so they are done in no time. If you already have ready-made cookie dough in the fridge or freezer from your favorite cookie recipe you can enjoy a fresh, warm cookie in only a few minutes.
Air fryer cookies are also the ideal solution if you don't want to bake a large amount of cookies. You can bake just a few cookies or even one or two at a time for a quick, easy and super yummy dessert.
Can You Use Parchment Paper in an Air Fryer?
Yes, you can definitely use parchment paper in an air fryer. But prevent fires by following our air fryer parchment paper instructions. Parchment paper can be very useful, especially when cooking cookies. We recommend using a piece of parchment paper just a bit larger than your cookies will cook up to be.
Can You put Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer for Cookies?
The answer is yes, and no. We recommend you read all about using foil in an air fryer before using it. For cookies, we highly recommend parchment paper over foil.
Can You Freeze Cookie Dough?
Absolutely! We recommend to shape your cookie dough into ready to use balls and freeze them on a plate or board first. As soon as they are solid you can transfer them to an airtight freezer safe container or freezer bag. You can keep your cookie dough in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Can You Cook Frozen Cookie Dough in an Air Fryer?
You can definitely bake frozen cookie dough in the air fryer. There is no need to defrost your dough balls before putting them into the air fryer. However, you will have to increase baking time by 1-2 minutes. Note that if you bake frozen cookie dough it will keep its shape a lot more and produce smaller and taller cookies. But they are still insanely delicious.
BETTER THAN TOLL HOUSE COOKIE RECIPE
If you don't have a air fryer cookie recipe or favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe already, grab your bowl, all-purpose flour, sugar, brown sugar, room temperature butter, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, sea salt and chocolate chips and make our Better Than Toll House Cookie Dough. Our recipe cooks them into cookie bars but just stir these up with a hand mixer or stand mixer and use about a tablespoon of batter and air fry these cookies. You can also use a cookie scoop.
Yes, you can. Air fryer cookies come out with slightly crispy edges but still soft and chewy in the middle. They can be ready in only a couple of minutes and are best eaten while they are still warm. This cooking method comes in especially handy when you want to bake only a small number cookies super fast.
How long you need to bake your cookies in the air fryer depends on how big your dough balls are and on how crispy or chewy you like them. Following our recipe, we recommend baking 6 cookies at 300ºF for about 7-8 minutes. In case you decide to bake less cookies you will have to reduce baking time.
We recommend baking cookies in the air fryer at 300ºF. This temperature ensures that your cookies don't get overly brown before they are cooked through. You can also bake them at a higher temperature such as 320-350ºF, but you will have to reduce cooking time to 5-6 minutes. Start checking them at the 5 minute mark to make sure they don't get too brown.
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MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES
- 6 piece Tollhouse Cookie Dough - from a 24 cookie pack of dough, or homemade cookie dough
- Break the cookie dough into pieces. Most air fryers will have room for about 6 cookies.
- Roll each piece into a ball. If using your own cookie dough, use about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough.
- Place parchment paper on the bottom of your air fryer basket/tray. Poke holes in the paper to allow air to pass through. Do not cut paper a lot larger than you need.
- Place cookie dough ball(s) on parchment paper and squish down slightly.
- Cook in air fryer at 300°F for 7-8 minutes. If you are cooking less cookies you will need less cooking time.
- Remove the cookies from the air fryer and let them cool on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before eating them.