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Air Fryer Cookies (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies)

How to Air Fry Cookies – This easy “no bake” recipe is perfect to make a small batch of delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer!

6 chocolate chip cookies on parchment.

Wait… Cookies Can Be Baked in an Air Fryer?

We’ve been making everything else in the AF, so why not cookies!

The air fryer does a fabulous job of baking small batches of cookies, with a crispy exterior texture and soft chewy interior. You can quickly make 4-6 cookies as needed, and not heat up the whole kitchen with your conventional oven.

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are sweet, nutty, and utterly irresistible. They’re easy to air fry in only about 5 minutes for a freshly “baked” treat anytime!

Hand holding small baked cookie to camera.

Ingredients You Need

  • Peanut butter
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt (table salt or sea salt)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mixing paddle in a metal bowl with cookie dough.

How to Make This Easy Air Fryer Recipe

Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Set out an electric stand mixer and a medium bowl.

In the stand mixer, add the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugar together on high until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. 

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. 

Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula. Set the mixer on low and beat in the flour mixture until well incorporated. Finally, beat in the chocolate chips.

Pro Tip: For the prettiest cookies, reserve a handful of chocolate chips to strategically place on top of the cookies.

Chocolate chips added to the cookie dough in metal bowl with paddle.

Carefully place a small piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the air fryer basket. 

For small cookies, roll 1 tablespoon balls of dough. Place the rolled balls on another piece of parchment paper.

For larger cookies, roll 2 tablespoon balls. (Use a cookie scoop to create evenly portioned cookie.)

Round balls of cookie dough on parchment.

Press them flat with the palm of your hand until they are about ½ inch thick.

Top the flat peanut butter cookies with a few extra chocolate chips, if you like, to make them more visually appealing.

Hand adding chocolate chips to flattened raw cookie dough on parchment.

You can place about 4 large or 6 small cookies in the air fryer at a time.

Air fry the cookies in small batches for 4 minutes for small cookies, or 5 to 6 minutes for larger cookies.

Get the Complete (Printable) Air Fryer Cookies Recipe Below. Enjoy!

Cookies air fried on parchment.

Transfer air fryer chocolate chip cookies to a cooling rack for a few minutes. Then move to a holding plate.

Repeat the air frying process with the remaining dough.

Air fryer chocolate chip cookies freshly baked on parchment paper.

How to Make This Recipe in the Oven

Our peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe is just as easy to make in the oven, if you like!

Bake the cookies in 350°F preheated oven for 9 minutes.

Top down peanut butter chocolate chip cookies fresh from the air fryer.

Frequently Asked Questions

This recipe makes 10 large or 20 small cookies. You can halve the ingredients to make a smaller batch of 5-10 cookies.

What else can I add to air fryer cookies?

Try them with chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, sprinkles.

What temp should you air fry your cookies?

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Small cookies need to be air-fried for about 4 minutes. Larger cookies will need to air fry for 5 to 6 minutes.

How do you make gluten-free air fryer cookies?

Swap traditional all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free baking flour alternative.

What is the best way to store homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies?

Let the cookies cool completely and transfer to an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for up to a week or so.

For longer storage, I suggest that you freeze the cookies. Wrap the cooled cookies in plastic wrap and store them together in a plastic zipper bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Hand holding cookie with bite taken out to camera.

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Air Fryer Cookies (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This easy "no bake" recipe is perfect to make a small batch of delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer!
Servings: 10 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Set out an electric stand mixer and a medium bowl.
  • In the stand mixer, add the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugar together on high until fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula. Set the mixer on low and beat in the flour mixture until well incorporated. Finally mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Carefully place a small piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • For small cookies, roll 1 tablespoon balls of dough, then press them flat with the palm of your hand until they are about ½ inch thick. Place 6 to 8 cookies on the parchment paper at a time. (They will not spread so you don’t have to keep them far apart.) For larger cookies, roll 2 tablespoon balls and press them with the palm of your hand. You can place about 4 large cookies in the air fryer at a time. *For visual appeal, you may want to add afew extra chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies.
  • Air fry the cookies in small batches for 4 minutes for small cookies, or 5 to 6 minutes for larger cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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Notes

Can I make these in a regular oven? Of course! Bake at 350 for 9 minutes.
How to store homemade cookies: Let the cookies cool completely and transfer them to an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for up to a week or so.
For longer storage, I suggest that you freeze the cookies. Wrap the cooled cookies in plastic wrap and store them together in a plastic zipper bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 125mg, Potassium: 180mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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3 comments on “Air Fryer Cookies (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies)”

  1. We have a new oven on order and my boys wanted to make cookies so I didn’t know what to do! Until I found this recipe for air fryer cookies!! SO so good, thank you!

  2. This was my first time using my air fryer to bake, and it was so fun! These cookies came out perfect…great recipe!

  3. I love that I found this recipe! a game changer for sure! and these cookies are my perfect consistency! thank you so much for sharing this recipe