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Baked cookies in an air fryer basket
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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking cookies in an air fryer is easy, and the results are amazing. These Air Fryer Cookies have deliciously chewy centers and crispy edges. This cookie dough is specifically designed for baking in the air fryer, but you can make them in the oven too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer cookie dough, air fryer cookies
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 147kcal


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. Then add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix for about 1 minute, until creamy and well combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix on medium-low speed just until incorporated, about 30-60 seconds. Then add the chocolate chips and mix on medium-low speed just for a few seconds until well distributed. Then cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 350°F (175°C). Prepare parchment paper for the air fryer basket by cutting it into the size of the air fryer basket. Set aside.
  • Scoop 8 equal-sized balls (about 2 tablespoons [45g]) of chilled cookie dough and roll into balls. Once the air fryer is preheated, line the air fryer basket with the prepared parchment paper and place 3-4 dough balls (depending on the size of your air fryer), spaced 4 inches (10cm) apart, and flatten them until ½ inch (1.3cm) thick. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until they are lightly browned, puffed, and ripped on top.
  • Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer and let them cool for 5 minutes in the air fryer basket or until firm enough to move them. Then, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.



Air Fryer to Oven Conversion
If you prefer baking these air-fried cookies in the oven, simply bake them at 350°F (175°C) for 10-11 minutes. In case of baking them in the oven, place the round dough balls in the oven without flattening them.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg