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A small batch of perfectly warm and chewy chocolate chip cookies straight from the air fryer! Crispy outside with a gooey inside. You are going to love these cookies!

chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer

You will love these Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

It has been hot here lately! I mean REALLY hot! Like record setting temperatures HOT! And most of the time, when the temperature outside gets that hot, the last thing I want to do is heat up my entire kitchen by turning on the oven. But you know me, I still need my cookie fix!

Enter the AIR FRYER!

If you are a little late to air fryer game, let me tell you, it’s a game changer! No preheating necessary and can get the job done without heating up my entire kitchen!

So I created a small batch of warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies specifically for the air fryer! And let me tell you, I am certainly not mad about it! It’s the perfect cookie recipe for hot summer days! Or for dorm room treats!

one large chocolate chip cookie or 6 small cookies made in the air fryer

Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer ingredients

All ingredient amounts and specific instructions are down below in the printable recipe card.

  • Butter– I use salted butter because that is what I have on hand. If you only have unsalted, add an extra pinch of salt to the cookie dough.
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar- The combination of sugars will give you the perfect flavor and texture for these chocolate chip cookies.
  • Egg Yolk
  • Vanilla– I like Watkin’s or Lorann Oils brand.
  • Flour- Just regular all purpose flour will do the trick.
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips– Use your favorite kind. I’ve used milk chocolate, semi sweet and bittersweet chocolate. They are delicious either way!
Small chocolate chip cookies made in the air fryer

How to bake Cookies in Air Fryer

  1. With your mixer or by hand mix your butter and sugar together until creamy and well combined and smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again. You will want to keep mixing until it is light in color and creamy.
  2. Now add your dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the dough once the flour is added, it will make your cookies dry and cakey.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  4. I have tried and tried to make cookies in the air fryer with just parchment paper and they never fully bake. Trust me, use a pan.
  5. Put your cookies in the air fryer at 300° and bake for 6-8 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the hot pan for 5 minutes before eating.
chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer

Here is the most important part: place your rolled cookie dough balls onto a pan of some sort. I use the bottom of my springform pan. You can use anything that is oven safe that fits in your air fryer. This is essential because the cookie needs a solid surface that gets hot to bake the cookies from the bottom up while the air fryer cooks the tops of the cookies.

How to make Giant Air Fry Cookies

If you’d rather make one giant cookie (like me 🙂 ) this recipe is perfect for that! Instead of splitting the cookie dough into 6 portions, just roll it into one large cookie.

Flatten it slightly prior to putting it in the air fryer and cook at 300° for 8-11 minutes. Again, let the cookie cool on the pan prior to eating. (This helps the insides to finish baking!)

one giant air fryer cookie and 6 small air fryer cookies on the counter

Can these Air Fryer Cookies be baked in the oven?

Yes! This makes a great small batch of cookies. You can bake them in the oven at 350° for 8-11 minutes for the smaller cookies and 11-13 minutes for the giant cookie.

How to store leftover Chocolate Chip Air Fryer Cookies

If you happen to have a few leftover, they are best stored in an air tight container on the counter. They should stay fresh for a few days.

pin image for air fryer cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer FAQs

Can you make cookies in an air fryer?

Yes, you certainly can! They will be a bit crispier than if they were baked in the oven, but I definitely like them that way.

Is it better to air fry or bake?

I don’t think one is better than the other, it is just personal preference! If you are hoping to just make a small batch of something, the air fryer might be more convenient with no preheat time and the smaller size.

How long do cookies take in air fryer?

Depending on the size of the cookies, the cookie will take anywhere from 6-11 minutes.

Can you put cookie paper in air fryer?

You can put parchment paper into the air fryer, but I always use a small pan instead. The cookies need the heat from the bottom of the pan to cook the cookies all the way through.

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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

A small batch of perfectly warm and chewy chocolate chip cookies straight from the air fryer! Crispy outside with a gooey inside. You are going to love these cookies!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Cream together the butter and sugars until well combined.
  • Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until the dough forms.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions for small cookies, or roll into one large ball for one giant cookie.
  • Arrange the cookies on a non-stick air fryer pizza pan or another oven safe pan that fits in your air fryer. If it isn't nonstick, line the pan with parchment paper.
  • For small cookies, leave the dough in balls and cook at 300° for 5-7 minutes. The cookies will be golden brown.
    For one giant cookie, flatten the cookie dough slightly before cooking. Cook at 300° for 8-11 minutes. The cookie will be golden brown and the top will begin to crack.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes for the small cookies or for 15 minutes for the giant cookie. Enjoy!


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    First time making chocolate chip cookies in the air fryer went great. Thank you for the detailed recipe. This is now a go to recipe for my family! 🙂