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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Cooking Temperature320 degrees Fahrenheit

The exact cook time can vary. Read below for our tips!

Craving cookies but don’t feel like baking a huge batch? Air fryer chocolate chip cookies might be the perfect solution for you!

So easy to make with common baking ingredients, these classic cookies are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth in a pinch!

stack of chocolate chip cookies sitting on paper in large white tray.
These air fryer chocolate chip cookies are ready to be enjoyed!

Ingredients

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The chocolate chip cookie ingredients you need!

To make these chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer, here are the ingredients that you’re going to need. You probably already have most of them at home!

  • Soft butter – Use unsalted butter to better control the salt content of the cookies.
  • Brown sugar – Adds sweetness to the cookies.
  • Egg – Acts as a binder; the egg should be at room temperature.
  • All-purpose flour – Regular all-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder – Be sure to use baking powder that hasn’t expired so that the cookies will rise.
  • Salt – Enhances the flavor of the cookies.
  • Chocolate chips – We recommend semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Vanilla bean paste – Alternatively, you can use vanilla extract.

Recipe Tips

Before you head to the kitchen to make this air fryer chocolate chip cookie recipe, have a read through these tips so that you know what to expect when you’re air frying!

  • You will need parchment paper for this recipe. You can either use regular parchment paper that you cut to size or air fryer parchment paper with holes that help the air circulate better.
  • If you have time, refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before air frying for best results (recommended, but optional).
  • Make sure the cookies are all about the same size so that they cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer – the cookies will expand as they cook. Cook in batches if needed.
  • The exact cooking time can vary noticeably depending on your air fryer. Keep a close eye on your cookies since you don’t want them to burn. They will harden as they cool, so don’t overcook them!
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Step by Step Instructions

This part of the recipe is all about showing you how to make chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer.

We’ve included all the recipe process step-by-step photos so that you can follow along at home and see what each step should look like!

The printable recipe card – with exact measurements and all the relevant details – is located at the bottom of the post!

cookie dough batter in silver mixing bowl on counter.
Mix the butter and sugar until creamy.

In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy.

raw cookie dough batter in silver mixing bowl with cracked egg inside.
Add the vanilla extract and egg.

Add the egg and vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) and beat for another minute.

chocolate chips in cookie dough batter sitting in metal mixing bowl on counter.
Add the chocolate chips.

Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well until a soft dough forms.

Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed.

raw cookie dough batter in a ball in silver mixing bowl.
Refrigerate the dough if you have time.

If you have time, refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes (recommended, but optional).

five lumps of raw cookie dough batter sitting on parchment paper in round air fryer basket.
Place the cookie dough in the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes, or until it indicates that it is preheated.

Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper. Spoon out small portions of dough onto the prepared basket (about 2 inches in diameter).

Leave about 1 to 2 inches of space between the cookies as they will expand during cooking. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to bake in batches.

crispy chocolate cookies on parchment paper in round air fryer basket.
The cookies should be cooked and browned.

Air fry the chocolate chip cookies at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges.

If the cookies are still too soft, you can flip them over and air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. The cookies will harden as they cool, so don’t overbake them.

The exact cooking time may vary depending on the size of your cookies and your air fryer.

pile of chocolate chip cookies on white paper sitting in white tray seen from above.
Enjoy these easy air fryer cookies!

Remove the baked cookies from the air fryer and let them cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

You can enjoy them on their own or you can get creative and use them as the outside of a homemade ice cream sandwich!

Storage Tips

If you have leftovers, allow the cookies to cool completely then store, them in a sealed container at room temperature for a day or two. If you want to store them for longer, you can refrigerate them.

You can also reheat these chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer. We’d suggest a lower temperature such as 280 degrees Fahrenheit. They will only need a few seconds – any longer and you risk drying out the cookies!

FAQ

Here are some answers to questions about making these chocolate chip cookies:

Can you make chocolate chip cookies in an air fryer?

Yes, you can make chocolate chip cookies in an air fryer. One item you’ll need for best results is parchment paper for the air fryer so that the cookie dough doesn’t make a mess.

How to make chocolate chip cookies in air fryer?

Combine all the dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl, then place parchment paper in the air fryer basket and scoop cookie dough onto the paper in small batches. Air fry the cookies at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. Remove the cookies and allow to cool – they will harden slightly as they cool.

How long to cook chocolate chip cookies in air fryer?

These chocolate chip cookies cook in the air fryer for about 10 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. If they are too soft, you can flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes. Don’t overcook them because they will harden as they cool once out of the air fryer!

Related Recipes

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and are looking for more air fryer dessert recipes, try out these sweet creations the next time you air fry:

stack of chocolate chip cookies in large white tray on counter.

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and so easy to whip together in a pinch to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/5 teaspoon salt , (a pinch)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, alternatively vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy.
    1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Add the egg and vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) and beat for another minute. Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well until a soft dough forms.
    1 egg, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, 1/5 teaspoon salt
  • Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed. If you have the time, refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes (recommended, but optional).
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes or until it indicates that it is preheated.
  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper. Spoon out small portions of dough onto the prepared basket (about 2 inches in diameter). Leave about 1 to 2 inches of space between the cookies. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to bake in batches.
  • Air fry at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges. If the cookies are still too soft, you can flip them over and air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. The cookies will harden as they cool, so don’t overbake them. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size of your cookies and your air fryer.
  • Remove the baked cookies from the air fryer and allow them to cool for about 15 minutes.

Notes

  • For this recipe, we recommend parchment paper. You can either use regular parchment paper that you cut to size or air fryer parchment paper that has holes in it for better air circulation.
  • If you have time, refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before air frying for best results (recommended, but optional).
  • Make sure the cookies are all about the same size so that they cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer – the cookies will expand during cooking. Cook in batches if needed.
  • The exact cooking time may vary noticeably depending on your air fryer. Keep a close eye on the cookies since you don’t want them to burn.
  • The cookies will harden as they cool, so don’t overcook them!

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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Yuliia is a photographer based in the UK. Having a large family, she was excited to discover the air fryer two years ago. It has been her indispensable assistant ever since! She loves experimenting with air fryer recipes and cooking something new for her family.

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