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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect when you want a small batch of cookies without all of the mess. 

Sometimes I love the thought of a fresh-baked batch of chocolate chip cookies. But then I think about having to drag everything out, making a big mess and multiple batches.

And that just becomes a hassle. Making cookies in your air fryer is the perfect solution. Like these chewy S’mores cookies and hot chocolate cookies with mini marshmallows – sooo good! If you need to avoid flour these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy.

stack of air fryer chocolate chip cookies next to the rest of the batch on a wire rack

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Not only can you make smaller batches, but you can also keep the dough on hand to make more later in the week. Who doesn’t like fresh baked cookies?!

Let’s not forget how hot it gets in the summer and how we don’t want to add extra heat to our house. Again, air fryer to the rescue! I actually have three air fryers. I know it’s a sickness. But my favorite one to recommend is Cosori

Don’t forget to grab some pre-cut parchment paper liners. I absolutely love these and they make cleanup a breeze. The liners have precut holes so the paper doesn’t interfere with the cooking process.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Dry Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda 
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar – don’t forget to pack it down. 

Wet Ingredients: 

  • Eggs – you will want these at room temperature
  • Butter – make sure it is softened
  • Vanilla 
  • Chocolate Chips – if you are looking for a chocolate that is healthier and free from processed ingredients, you should check out Lily’s brand

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer 

While your air fryer is preheating, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk them together. In another mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugar then add your eggs one at a time. 

butter and brown sugar in a glass bowl, then egg and vanilla being added in

Mix in the vanilla, then slowly add the dry ingredients while stirring. 

2 image collage with butter and sugar being creamed then dry ingredients being added in

Fold in your chocolate chips. 

cookie dough in glass bowl with chocolate chips and the chips being stirred in

Prepare your air fryer by placing the parchment paper in the basket. Using a cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough down on the paper, leaving room in between each dough ball. 

Air fry the cookies at 300 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes then let them sit before taking them out of the basket. 

Repeat for the remaining cookie dough.

2 image collage, cookie dough balls in the air fryer basket, then after they have been cooked


How Many Cookies Can You Make at a Time in the Air Fryer? 

This really depends on the size of your air fryer, but for most models, you can cook 4 to 5 at a time. 

Can You Eat This Cookie Dough Raw? 

We do not recommend it due to the risk of salmonella from the raw eggs. However, you can try my Cookie Dough Bites recipe that is 100% percent edible. 

How To Store Leftover Cookie Dough

Cookie dough will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days as long as it is stored in an airtight container

You can also flash freeze the cookie dough so it will keep longer. To flash freeze, place your cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Transfer dough balls to a freezer bag for storage. 

stack of air fried chocolate chip cookies on a small white plate

Instructions for Freezing Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Allow the cookies to cool completely. Then place them in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Be sure to let them thaw before reheating.

Can You Reheat Cookies Using the Air Fryer?

Yes! Simply air fry your cookies at 325 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes! 

Oven Baking Directions 

If you would rather bake your cookies in the oven, simply follow all of the instructions for making the cookie dough. Then bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. 

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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect when you want a small batch of cookies without all of the mess.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Lori



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until combined after each one. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Line your air fryer basket with a parchment liner.
  • Scoop cookie dough and place on top of parchment paper, leaving plenty of room between cookies. Depending on your basket size, you should be able to make 4-5 at a time.
  • Cook at 300 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove basket from air fryer and let cookies set for 3-4 minutes before removing from basket.
  • Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  • Store leftover cookie dough in an airtight container.


  • Recipe makes 18-24 cookies.
  • The uncooked dough will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. 
  • To freeze: scoop out cookie dough, place on a sheet pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Move to a ziptop freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. 
  • To cook frozen dough, add 1 minute to the cooking time.
  • Cooking times may vary based on your air fryer model. We recommend checking the cookies at the 6 minute mark.
  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container.
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Nutritional Estimate

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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