Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside, and soft & chewy on the inside. These delicious cookies and are cooked in the air fryer in under 10 minutes!

Ever since I started air frying I’ve made anything from fries to chicken tenders, burgers, bagels, and just about anything in between. My air fryer has become my new go-to device in the kitchen. It cooks extremely quickly without over-heating my apartment. Plus there’s no need to pre-heat it most of the time!

Today I decided to try my favorite chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer and the result was amazing! The cookies cook in just 5 minutes and make a nice crispy exterior and a soft and chewy interior. We made a large batch of cookie dough and saved the rest in the freezer for easy chocolate chip cookies anytime we want.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer

To make these air fryer chocolate chip cookies, begin gathering all your ingredients.

Next, whisk the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until nice and fluffy, and then stir in the remaining ingredients.

At this point go ahead and cover the dough and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. You can skip this step if you are in a rush but refrigerate the tough helps set the butter and helps the cookies develop flavor and texture while baking.

Lastly, go ahead and line your air fryer with parchment paper and scoop cookie batter into the air fryer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you should be able to fit 2-5 cookies about 1/5 inches apart to allow space for spreading.

On a final note, be sure to allow the cookies to rest in the air fryer basket (outside the air fryer) for 2-3 minutes after baking. This helps them set and makes them easier to pick up.

How to Freeze Cookie Batter

Store remaining cookie dough in the fridge or freezer easy air fryer cookies anytime! Scoop dough into balls and place in ziplock bags. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

  • Pro Tip: Store remaining cookie dough in the fridge or freezer easy air fryer cookies anytime! Scoop dough into balls and place in ziplock bags. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • To Bake: Remove straight into the air fryer and add an additional 1-2 minutes of baking time.

Parchment Paper Substitutes

You can use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper but you can not bake cookies as-is on the air fryer rack because the batter will leak through the holes. You can however bake them straight on the air fryer without a basket if desired. 

Small foil pans (think take-out foil pans) work great as air fryer liners as well.

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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer in under 10 minutes.
Prep10 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-20 seconds or just until the butter begins to melt. Add the brown and white sugars and beat until fully combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients until fully combined.
  • Place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes to overnight (optional step). Line the air fryer racks with parchment paper. Scoop 2-tablespoon dough balls into the air fryer basket, about 1.5 inches apart. You should be able to fit 2-4 depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air Fryer at  325F degrees F for 5-7 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow cookies to rest 2-3 minutes in the air fryer before removing.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 81mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 176IU, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, cookies
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14 Comments

  1. Kinda disappointed by these cookies. I followed the recipe to a T & they never flattened out. The consistency was more muffin-like and the inside was still super underdone. I even added a few minutes to cook the inside more but all it did was brown the tops a little more. The taste was ok, but they were not my favorite cookies.

    1. I’m not sure why the cookies were cakey for you but it looks like you may have overmixed the batter!

  2. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. I subbed brown and white regular sugar with monkfruit sub 1:1. Was I supposed to put holes in the parchment paper? I had to flip them and cook for another 5 mins. What temp/time should I use if I bake in the regular oven?

  3. It is annoying to wade through to the bottom for the recipe and find it is one stick of butter. I have no idea USA measurements, so would be nice if the ingredient list is at the top or told it is American.

    1. Good point ERN
      one stick of butter in US equals 1/4 pound, 110g weight or 1/2 cup volume US

  4. Easy, well explained recipe… and the cookies?? THE BEST EVER!!!
    I did not make one batter, but two. After “baking/air frying” the first 4 cookies and tasting the cookies I realized that it was not going to be enough

  5. The chocolate chip cookies came out perfect on bake in the air fryer!

  6. OMG these were amazing! Thanks for the detailed post! I am never making chocolate chip cookies in the oven again. 🙂

  7. I missed that we were supposed to chill the dough, so I hadn’t and they were so very good. Followed the recipe except I subbed 1 half of the flour for whole wheat. I had been wanting to air fry cookies forever!

  8. These were so good. I loved the not quite baked all the way texture. Had to make another batch the next day! Thanks!

  9. I make a lot of different CCC recipes; just to try them out and see which ones I like. These look like one of the best I’ve ever seen so I thought I’d give them a try. I refrigerated the dough for a couple hours before I tried making a few; the rest I will make the next day. I followed the recipe to a T. I used my Philips XXL and was able to fit four mounds of dough in there perfectly. It took around 7 minutes until the tops started to brown—but they never flattened out even after resting on a wire rack for an hour or so. And as far as the taste, my wife commented “are these done all the way through?”. I can maybe chalk that up to them not being totally cooled all the way through and will try them today and see if they taste normal.

    Your dough has a wonderful brown color to them and appear to be at room temperature. My dough looked a lot more pale. I used light brown sugar. Did you use dark brown? Not sure that would’ve made a difference in the color. Could the brand of butter have anything to do with the color? I used a Land O Lakes Unsalted stick.

    One, why didn’t they flatten out? And two, should the dough be soft and at room temperature before air frying? In my past experiences, melting the butter and baking them right away yielded a flatter cookie.

    Oh, and using 2 tablespoons of dough yielded 15 cookies for me, not 18.

    Any tips would be appreciated before I make them next time! Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the detailed feedback, Eddie! If they do not flatten all the way, gently press down on them midway through baking. As for the brown sugar, I did use dark brown sugar but either sugar works fine and does not change the consistency of the recipe. Best, Layla