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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 Servings

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As if we needed another reason to love our air fryer, turns out, it makes THE BEST cookies, too. Gooey on the inside, crisp on the outside, just a couple minutes to prep, and you don’t have to turn on your oven.

Top down view of chocolate chip cookies on a plate. There is a plate of steak and broccoli to the top of the photo.

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

The air fryer is a magical device and I have to be honest, I totally resisted it for a long, long time. Another kitchen gadget??? I am very resistant to new kitchen gadgets. I’m a minimalist in the kitchen and prefer to stay away from (what I perceive as) trendy items. That said, the air fryer bug finally bit me, and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same.

To get a FULL picture of what’s really possible in an air fryer, I highly recommend you check out this article that shows 3 complete dinners made in one (a chicken dinner, a steak dinner, and a fish dinner). My sister, Kimberly Dunn, and I even filmed a video to show you how it works! Check out our air fryer video here.

These chocolate chip cookies were absolutely mind-blowing to me. I couldn’t believe how quickly the air fryer pre-heated (minutes) and how crispy, BUT ALSO gooey, the cookies were. I fully plan on using this method to make single serving cookies for when the whim strikes.

If the amount of time that it takes to bake your cookies in the air fryer isn’t significantly different than the amount of time it takes to bake them in the oven (and in this case, it isn’t), then why do it?! I’m here to tell you! The biggest pro to choosing the air fryer over the oven is the incredibly delicious (read: perfect) texture that the air fryer method gives the cookies – they’re ooey-gooey soft on the inside with a nice crisp texture on the outside. It’s also a major plus to not have to turn on the oven (and heat up the entire kitchen), especially in warmer weather months!

Hand holding a chocolate chip cookie over a plate of chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ingredients are SUPER simple …you ready? All you need for air fryer chocolate chip cookies is (drumroll please!) …chocolate chip cookie dough! We chose store-bought chocolate chip cookies for this recipe, but you can absolutely make your own cookie dough. More on both options below!

Best Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re choosing to keep things ultra easy, store-bought cookies are a perfect way to do that! For classic gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, we recommend Immaculate Baking Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough (that’s what we used!). If you’re looking for a super rich chocolate option, Immaculate Baking’s Double Chocolate Cookies are insanely delicious also (they’re essentially a brownie in cookie form…yum!).

Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re sold on the idea of air fryer cookies, but you’d rather make your cookies from scratch, we’ve got you! If you plan on going this route, though, we’d recommend letting your cookie dough sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or overnight, if you’ve got time) before air frying. 

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – our famous chewy chocolate chip cookies! If you’ve had them, you love them, and if you haven’t had them, THIS. IS. YOUR. SIGN. With the perfect chocolate chip to cookie dough ratio, these are quite literally the most delicious chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.
  • Chocolate Brownie Cookies – fudgy and delicious, these chocolate brownie cookies check all of the boxes for a super satisfying, decadent option.
  • Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – my love for peanut butter cookies knows no bounds. If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, these will be right up your alley!
Close up of air fryer chocolate chip cookies on a piece of white parchment paper.

Supplies Needed for Air Fryer Cookies

Wondering what supplies you need for air fryer cookies? The list is short, and because you landed on this article, there’s a good chance that you’ve already got exactly what you need. To start, you’ll need an air fryer – this Cosori air fryer is the one that we use and love. To keep the cookies from sticking, you’ll also need parchment paper. An air fryer and parchment paper – that’s it!

How to Air Fry Cookies

Air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.
Air fryer basket lined with parchment paper filled with cookie dough balls.
Air fryer basket lined with parchment paper with baked cookies.
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 330°F.
  2. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  3. Place the cookies approximately 1” apart in the basket.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.

How long does it take to cook cookies in an air fryer?

Baking your cookies in the air fryer is pretty quick – 12 minutes, to be exact!

Storing and Freezing Instructions

Store your leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag on the counter for up to a week, in the fridge for 2 weeks, or in the freezer (YEP, you read that right!) for up to 3 months. Baking and freezing cookies is actually one of our very favorite make-ahead hacks and comes in clutch during busy holiday seasons!

Top down view of cookies in an air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.
Q Can you put parchment paper in air fryer?
A

You CAN put parchment paper in the air fryer! It’s totally safe and truly no different than putting parchment paper in the oven.

Q Can you use aluminum foil in the air fryer?
A

Yes, you can use aluminum foil in the air fryer! You’ll want to just lay the aluminum foil in the bottom of the air fryer basket (vs. up onto the sides of the basket) so that the air flow is not impacted at all.

Q Can you cook frozen cookies in the air fryer?
A

You can absolutely cook frozen cookie dough in the air fryer! I’d start with 12 minutes at 330°F and if they still need more time, continue in two minute increments until fully cooked.

Q Do you have to use parchment paper?
A

You don’t have to line your air fryer basket with parchment paper before placing your cookies in, but it definitely makes clean up a lot easier!

Brownie cookie split in half with other cookies around it on a white piece of parchment paper and flaky sea salt sprinkled on top.

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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 330°F.
  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  • Place the cookies approximately 1 inch apart in the basket.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Let cool, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
150
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
55
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes

Best Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’re choosing to keep things ultra easy, store-bought cookies are a perfect way to do that! For classic gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, we recommend Immaculate Baking Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough (that’s what we used!). If you’re looking for a super rich chocolate option, Immaculate Baking’s Double Chocolate Cookies are insanely delicious also (they’re essentially a brownie in cookie form…yum!).
Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’re sold on the idea of air fryer cookies, but you’d rather make your cookies from scratch, we’ve got you! If you plan on going this route, though, we’d recommend letting your cookie dough sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or overnight, if you’ve got time) before air frying. 
  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – our famous chewy chocolate chip cookies! If you’ve had them, you love them, and if you haven’t had them, THIS. IS. YOUR. SIGN. With the perfect chocolate chip to cookie dough ratio, these are quite literally the most delicious chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.
  • Chocolate Brownie Cookies – fudgy and delicious, these chocolate brownie cookies check all of the boxes for a super satisfying, decadent option.
  • Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – my love for peanut butter cookies knows no bounds! If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, these will be right up your alley!
Meet the Author
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Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
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