Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies. Introducing you to the best cookies in the air fryer. Made from scratch with no egg, these soft chocolate chip cookies can be made ahead and frozen, cooked quick whenever you are craving cookies and keep the air fryer 100% clean.
Chef Dom has been cooking air fryer cookies for 10 years now and today he is sharing with you, his go to chocolate chip cookies air fryer recipe.
Originally shared on Recipe This in 2017, updated in 2019 and updated again for Christmas 2021.
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Air Fryer Cookies
What is your go to comfort food? For me, I have always had a crazy sweet tooth. I could give up bread, I could give up crisps, I rarely drink wine, I hate coffee, but OMG I have the biggest sweet tooth ever.
I love chocolate chip cookies, I love chocolate cake and keep a birthday cake away from me, because I will eat the whole thing given the chance.
Normally I just have some dark chocolate in the kitchen cupboard, but if I am craving something better, I will ask Chef Dom and he will be kind enough to make me a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer.
He will also bring me some chocolate chip cookie dough before air frying and then bring me a delicious chocolate chip cookie on a napkin before we binge watch something on Netflix.
I am a very lucky wife!
What is wonderful about cookies in the air fryer (well apart from them tasting amazing) is that we will always have the ingredients in our pantry, and he will be able to make some, without going out for other ingredients.
If you would like to learn how to make cookies in the air fryer, that are easy, that are easy to mix and match with ingredients you already have in, or you want to freeze them for later, then this for you.
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Can You Bake In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you sure can. The air fryer is fantastic for baking in. Though you need to get used to the air fryer baking temperatures and cook time, and once you have your head around those, then baking in the air fryer will be a dream come true for you.
The kinds of baking you can do in the air fryer is never ending, and some of my favourites include air fryer scones, air fryer chocolate cake, air fryer pull apart bread rolls, air fryer homemade pizza and let’s not forget about air fryer garlic bread.
Can You Air Fry Cookies?
Yes, you sure can and OMG air fried cookies are a life changer. When you air fry cookies you can do a small batch or a big batch.
I love using one full batch of air fryer cookie dough to make a pizza hut copycat cookie skillet.
You can also make any of your favourite cookie recipes in the air fryer and then mix and match with what chocolate you have available.
Are Air Fryer Cookies Good?
Yes, they are the best.
I have not made cookies any other way (apart from the air fryer) for 10 years now and they never fail to impress me.
You can also leave the cookies in the air fryer for a little longer and they will be like crispy cookies or go slightly less on the cookie time and they will be like your favourite soft chocolate chip cookies.
Can You Bake Cookies On Foil?
Yes, you can, and I recommend that you bake cookies on foil. This is because it makes cleaning your air fryer so much easier.
You can place your cookies onto the foil and then there is no sticky cookie bits or cookie crumbs stuck to the air fryer basket.
Then once your air fryer cookies are done, simply remove with the foil and the foil can be your cooling tray.
By doing this you have no air fryer to clean and no cooling rack to clean either.
Will Cookie Dough Stick To Aluminium Foil?
No problem there. The cookie dough will not stick to the foil. This would only happen if your dough was too wet, and you didn’t have enough flour in the mixture.
When we make air fryer cookies from scratch its very easy to remove the foil after air frying.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies Air Fryer Ingredients
Chocolate – To bake cookies in air fryer, it’s all about the chocolate. I recommend any of your favourite chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or grated chocolate. We are using white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips in our recipe.
Sugar – We recommend a mix of white sugar and brown sugar. We find that with brown sugar only, that they are not as sweet as we would like.
Flour – If you would like your cookies to puff up a little then I would recommend self raising flour, if not plain will do the trick.
Butter – You can use either butter or margarine in these chocolate chip cookies. I prefer butter and then I can chop it into small chunks before using the hand mixer.
Milk – A little milk is needed to bind the cookies together and to create that perfect cookie dough. You can also swap the milk for cream to make them even more softer.
Extras – I also recommend some kind of syrup to make it extra sweet and make your cookies lighter. Such as golden syrup, toffee sauce, maple syrup or honey. Then as well as this for extra flavour I recommend adding a little vanilla essence.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this cookies air fryer recipe, it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes and perfect for baking.
How To Make Cookies In Air Fryer?
- Bowl. Into a bowl add your butter and sugar and mix your fat into your sugar.
- Mix. Add everything but the chocolate and flour and using a hand mixer, mix until you have a yummy cookie dough.
- Thicken. Add your flour and using a hand mixer thicken up your cookie dough until perfect texture.
- Chocolate. Then add in chocolate chunks or chocolate chips and mix with a fork.
- Dough. You now have chocolate chip cookie dough. Try not to eat it all now like me!
- Shape. Next divide your cookie dough into four equal parts for giant cookies or into 8-10 for regular sized cookies. Then make into cookie shapes.
- Cook. Load into the air fryer and air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Serve. Add extra chocolate chips on top of your cookies and then serve with hot chocolate or milk.
Air Fryer Cookies No Egg
You probably noticed that for our air fryer cookies recipe ingredients and method above, that there was no mention of eggs.
That is because the British way of making cookies doesn’t include eggs or melted butter.
Making it fantastic for bingeing on raw cookie dough without worries about eating the raw egg.
How Long To Cook Cookies In Air Fryer?
The recommended cook time for chocolate chip cookies in air fryer is JUST 8 minutes.
This is also based on 4 giant chocolate chip cookies and creates delicious soft chocolate chip cookies.
If you want more of a crisp to your chocolate chip cookies I would recommend increasing the cook time to 10 minutes.
Cookies In Air Fryer
Remember above when I mentioned that you can make cookies in air fryer with ingredients in your pantry? Well. There are many variations you can make on your air fryer cookies.
For example, you can make ramekin chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer. This is one of my favourites and is like a chocolate chip cookie cake.
You use the EXACT same recipe but place your cookie dough in a floured ramekin. This is fantastic for individual portions and for dinner parties, or for romantic nights in for two.
Then you air fry your ramekin cookie dough for 12 minutes at 180c/360f and you have something equally delicious with your cookie dough. You can also add cream on top for the wow factor.
Another idea is to swap your chocolate chips for chocolate chunks and make air fryer chocolate chunk cookies instead.
When we lived in Portugal it was impossible to source chocolate chips. What we did instead was use a large Dairy Milk bar and then chop it up into chunks and then use this instead of chocolate chips.
This works well if you don’t have any chocolate chips in and crave cookies or when you are using up spare chocolate over the holidays.
Or another favourite of mine is to make air fryer double chocolate cookies. You add to the ingredients a heaped tablespoon of any of your favourite hot chocolate powders or cocoa powder. It then gives you that wonderful chocolate colour and tastes even better.
Then of course, cookies are not the same without a warm mug of hot chocolate on the side. I recommend you check out our soup maker hot chocolate recipe that is made with condensed milk as its amazing!
You can also use leftover chocolate chips from your cookies in your hot chocolate.
Air Fryer Cookie Recipes
- Air Fryer Smartie Cookies
- Air Fryer White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Air Fryer Oatmeal Cookies
- Air Fryer Gingerbread Cookies
- Air Fryer Shortbread
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Load butter and sugars into a bowl and using a hand mixer, mix your fat into your sugar until you have a creamy consistency.
- Add everything else apart from the flour and chocolate and using your hand mixer, carry on mixing until it is nice and creamy.
- Add in the flour and using the low setting on your hand mixer, mix the flour into the other ingredients.
- It will now resemble cookie dough and next add in your chocolate and then mix with a fork.
- Make into 4 equal portions for giant cookies or 8-12 for smaller cookies. Then make into cookie shapes and load into the air fryer on a bed of foil. Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Add some extra chocolate chips on top before serving.