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Air Fryer Cookies

Air Fryer Cookies! Have you ever wondered if you can bake cookies in the air fryer? The answer is: YES! These tips will ensure baking success!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 27 cookies
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the air fryer to 325°F by running it for 2-3 minutes before baking. Prepare the air fryer baking pan or basket by lining with a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg yolks until smooth and uniform in color.
  • Add flour, baking soda and sea salt directly to the wet ingredients in the bowl. Use a spatula to mix until everything is just combined; do not over-mix. It will be soft at first but will stiffen as it sits.
  • Mix in chocolate chips (and any other add-ins) until they are well-distributed.
  • Using a small spring-loaded cookie scoop, scoop dough balls onto prepared pan or basket, leaving about 2 inches between each. (See notes about amount for each air fryer.)
  • Place the pan or basket in the air fryer. Set the air fryer to "Bake" and bake for 325°F for 7-9 minutes. (Times will vary depending on air fryer and how you like your cookies; see notes.)
  • When the air fryer is finished baking, remove the pan or basket from the air fryer and let the cookies remain on the parchment for about 5 minutes, allowing them to set and slightly harden as they will be soft and difficult to move when warm.
  • Use a spatula to remove cookies once set and let cool completely on a baking rack.


See Air Fryer Model Tips above.
For Soft, Chewy Cookies: Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are browned and the cookie is set. It will still be soft when it first comes out of the air fryer.
For Crunchy Cookies: Bake for 9 minutes and allow to "cool" inside the air fryer without opening.
  • Add about ½ cup to ¾ cups chopped nuts of your choice.
  • Swap semi-sweet chocolate chips for milk chocolate, dark chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter , or white chocolate.
  • Sprinkle the tops with a bit of flaky fleur de sel sea salt.
  • Add dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots. 
  • Mix in some chopped candy or chocolate bars. 
  • Add sprinkles just before baking!
Diet Specific Substitutions
  • Gluten-Free: Use your favorite one-to-one gluten free flour in place of regular flour.
  • Dairy-Free & Vegan: Use plant-based butter instead of regular. Swap egg yolks for 2 tablespoons of plant-based egg substitute such as JustEgg (you may need to play with the amounts). Swap regular chocolate chips for dairy-free chocolate chips.