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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic oven-baked treat. But did you know that you can also prepare your favorite cookie recipe in the air fryer? This recipe for air fryer chocolate chip cookies results in a gooey cookie with a crunchy outer shell. They’re a delicious treat to enjoy any time of day. And the best part about this simple recipe is that they’re ready in just eight minutes!
Stack of homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic oven-baked treat. But did you know that you can also prepare your favorite cookie recipe in the air fryer? This recipe for air fryer chocolate chip cookies results in a gooey cookie with a crunchy outer shell. They’re a delicious treat to enjoy any time of day. And the best part about this simple recipe is that they’re ready in just eight minutes!

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What Do I Need to Make Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Making cookies in your air fryer is a quick and easy way to prepare a sweet treat. And the good news is that you don’t need any special ingredients to prepare air fryer cookies. This cookie dough recipe uses the same ingredients found in traditional chocolate chip cookies, including:

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Salted butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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How Do I Make Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer?

While the ingredient list for these air fried cookies is similar to traditional chocolate chip cookies, the method of preparing them is slightly different. Instead of baking your cookies on a baking sheet, you’ll place them in the air fryer basket! Follow these four simple steps to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies in your air fryer:

Step One: Prepare the Cookie Dough

Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl and stir to mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Step Two: Preheat the Air Fryer

Cover the bottom of the air fryer basket with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Step Three: Make the Cookies

While the air fryer is preheating, make the cookies by scooping the dough with a small cookie scoop and rolling it between your hands into an even ball. Place the ball in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave room around each cookie for the cookies to spread.

Balls of chocolate chip cookie dough in air fryer basket lined with foil.

Step Four: Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookies

Place the basket in the air fryer and cook at 300 degrees for eight minutes. When the cookies are finished baking, let them rest in the air fryer basket for five minutes, then remove them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies will be cooked in several batches. One thing I love about this recipe is that the dough can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up 7 days. This makes it very easy to prepare a few fresh baked cookies anytime the mood strikes!

Air Fried chocolate chip cookiesAir Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ideas

While these cookies are super simple to make, there’s always room for improvement. Try these tips and tricks for making delicious chocolate chip cookies in your air fryer today.

  • Don’t overcrowd the basket. Your chocolate chip cookies will need room to spread, so it’s important that you don’t put too many cookies in your basket to cook at one time. If you overcrowd your air fryer basket, you may end up with one huge undercooked cookie!
  • Preheat for best results. While you might not need to preheat your air fryer for every recipe you make, when making cookies don’t skip this important step! Giving your air fryer time to heat up before adding the cookie dough will ensure your chocolate chip cookies are evenly baked. If you put your cookie dough in the fryer before it’s fully heated, you may end up with cookies that are burnt on the outside and undercooked in the center.
  • Use parchment paper. If you don’t have any foil on hand, parchment paper makes a great air frying substitute. Cut the parchment paper to fit inside your air fryer, then place the cookies on top. Just don’t try to bake your cookies without lining the basket first. The dough will leak through the holes in the basket causing a big mess!
  • Let the cookies cool in the basket. When you take your cookies out of the air fryer, you may notice that they’re still soft. That’s why you need to give the cookies time to cool in the basket before attempting to transfer them to a wire cooling rack. As the cookies cool, they’ll begin to firm up. But if you try to move the cookies while they’re hot, they’ll probably fall apart.
  • For thinner cookies, use a spoon. If you prefer to have thinner chocolate chip cookies, simply ramp down the center of the cookies with the back of the spoon after they’re finished baking. Before taking the cookies out of the air fryer basket, press down the center of the cookies with a spoon and allow them to finish cooling.

Stack of air fryer chocolate chip cookies

How Do You Keep Cookies Fresh After Baking?

Once you’ve finished air frying all your cookie dough, you need to find a way to store your cookies so they stay fresh! To keep your cookies fresh for several days, allow them to cool completely then place them in an airtight container or zip-top bag. Try adding a slice of white sandwich bread to the container to help soak up extra moisture and keep your chocolate chip cookies soft.

Stack of homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Stack of homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic oven-baked treat. But did you know that you can also prepare your favorite cookie recipe in the air fryer? This recipe for air fryer chocolate chip cookies results in a gooey cookie with a crunchy outer shell. They’re a delicious treat to enjoy any time of day. And the best part about this simple recipe is that they’re ready in just eight minutes!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 48 small cookies

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together salt, baking soda and flour
  • In a large bowl, add brown sugar, white sugar and softened butter and mix until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Slowly mix in the flour. Add in the chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bottom of the air fryer basket with foil and spray with oil. Preheat air fryer to 300°.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out cookie dough. Roll into and even ball and place in air fryer basket. Leave room around each cookie to expand. The cookies will need to be cooked in several batches.
  • Cook on 300° for 8 minutes.
  • When done, let cookies rest for 5 minutes and remove to a cookie rack for further cooling.

Notes

These cookies will be cooked in several batches. One thing I love about this recipe is that the dough can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up 7 days. This makes it very easy to prepare a few fresh baked cookies anytime the mood strikes!
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