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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Description

With this Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe you can bake a small batch of golden brown and crispy cookies without turning on your oven!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar 
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and levelled
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the butter and sugars to a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to cream together.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla until creamy and lightened in colour.
  3. Whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into the wet mixture until just combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough balls and arrange them on a baking sheet or large dish lined with parchment paper. Place a few additional chocolate chips on the tops of each cookie (optional).
  6. Cover and chill for a few hours, or overnight for best results.
  7. Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper. (You can buy parchment paper with holes in it specifically made for air fryers). See note #5.
  8. Place the cookie dough balls in the basket in a single layer, about 2 inches a part. 
  9. Air fry on 290F for 10 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are golden brown.
  10. Let cool in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Repeat with remaining cookie dough. (You’ll need to air fry in at least 3-4 batches).

Notes

  1. Total time for the recipe includes chilling time and time to air fry 4 batches of cookies.
  2. You can substitute brown sugar for the coconut sugar, but the cookies will spread a little more.
  3. I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to shape the cookies. If you use a smaller or larger scoop, you’ll need to adjust the air frying time.
  4. Be sure to chill the cookie dough balls. This helps minimize spreading. For the best results, I like to chill them overnight.
  5. When using parchment paper in the air fryer, make sure you poke holes in it so air can circulate around and always have your food placed on top of the paper while the air fryer is on. If you don’t have enough cookies on the parchment paper to weigh it down, it will blow around and come into contact with the cooking element in the air fryer.
  6. Let the cookies rest in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. They need this time to firm up. If you try to lift them out right away, they’ll fall apart.
  7. Since air fryers differ, you may need to adjust the temperature and air frying time slightly to reflect the size, brand and model of your air fryer.
  8. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: air fryer cookies, chocolate chip cookies