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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x


Super crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these air fryer chocolate chip cookies are perfect for when you want to make a few freshly baked cookies at a time!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks)
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F (by setting the air fryer to 5 minutes at 350).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl), cream butter and sugars until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and mix in vanilla.
  5. Gradually add and mix in dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Add chocolate chips (and walnuts, if using) and mix until incorporated.
  7. Line air fryer basket with parchment paper (with holes or gaps for even air flow). Drop cookie rounds onto parchment paper.*
  8. With air fryer preheated, air fry cookies until golden-brown, about 6 minutes. Remove basket from air fryer and let cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to wire rack to continue cooling.


  1. Your air fryer size will determine how many cookies per batch. I found that five cookies per batch worked best with my air fryer.
  2. Cooking time may vary by air fryer but I would aim for 5-7 minutes. I found 5 minutes were just slightly undercooked and 7 minutes were a little too crispy for my liking.
  3. Parchment paper flying up and hitting heating unit of the air fryer could be a fire hazard. To avoid this, make sure you do the following: Cover at least 2/3 of the parchment paper with dough. This looks like covering all four corners with dough and then 1 or more balls of dough in the middle, depending on the size of your air fryer. Use a piece of parchment paper that allows for some air flow – this could be buying air fryer parchment paper (that has holes pre cut) or taking the time to cut some holes in your piece of parchment paper.
  4. You can store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for 4-5 days or store in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer storage bag for up to 3 months. Be sure they are completely cooled when storing them in the freezer.
  5. The dough will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap or up to 3 months in the freezer.
  6. To freeze cookie dough, scoop the dough into balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for one hour and then once hardened transfer to a Ziploc bag to continue freezing.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Air Fryer