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Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are a quick recipe for homemade dessert in the air fryer. The cookie dough is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and gooey chocolate.

air fryer chocolate chip cookies on a blue plate

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Doubletree released their secret cookie recipe! If you have ever had their cookies, you understand why it’s a big deal.

Their recipe, however, is enough to feed a crowd. So I got in the kitchen immediately, to work on a way to cut down the recipe and to make it in the air fryer.

white sugar, brown sugar, chocolate chips, rolled oats, and walnuts in separate glass bowls
all purpose flour in a white bowl

Why Air Fry These?

The most common reason I use the air fryer for dessert is during spring and summer months when it’s hot outside. It is already challenging enough to keep the house cool, but turning on the oven amplifies that problem. The air fryer doesn’t emit much heat and won’t warm up your home.

Another reason to use it is for small batch dessert cooking. This recipe will make 10 cookies. A lot of recipes call for 2 dozen. Sometimes you just want a small batch for the weekend or other occasions.

raw egg, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and butter on a flat surface

Cookie Texture and Taste

These cookies are soft, warm, and gooey at the center and crisp along the edges.

They are made with a hint of oats, but you cannot taste the oats at all. They are made with quite a few chocolate chips so you won’t miss any chocolate flavor. It really melts in your mouth.

These are also made with walnuts, which you can omit if you wish.

There’s also cinnamon! The hint of cinnamon may be my favorite part.

collage photo with 4 photos that show chocolate chip cookie dough being made

How to Bake Cookies in an Air Fryer

  1. Cream butter, white sweetener, and brown sweetener in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in an egg, vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix.
  3. Add in rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Mix for 45 seconds. Do not overmix.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Form cookies and place them in the air fryer basket. 
  6. Air fry.
chocolate chip cookie dough in an air fryer
chocolate chip cookies in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 300 degrees.

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

6-8 minutes is the ideal time. Mine usually take about 7-8 minutes.

chocolate chip cookies in an air fryer

Can You Put Aluminum Foil and Parchment Paper in the Air Fryer?

Be sure to check out your user manual for guidance. My air fryer states that both can be used.

You can use foil for these cookies, but I recommend air fryer parchment paper. I find the parchment paper circulates the heat better than foil. With foil, I found the bottom of the cookies browned a little faster, making it hard for the center to set.

chocolate chip cookie on a blue plate

Why Lemon Juice and Baking Soda Are Used

When combining lemon juice and baking soda, it creates a chemical reaction that will add a puff to the cookies and make them softer and chewier as they cool. The cookies will not taste like lemon at all.

You cannot substitute baking powder for baking soda. You can omit the lemon juice, but the cookies will not be as soft and chewy.

Room Temperature Eggs

You will need to use room temperature eggs in this recipe. Room temperature eggs will mix better in the batter. You can read more about Why to Use Room Temperature Eggs While Baking here.

If you are strapped for time, check out this post on How to Get Room Temperature Eggs Quickly.

chocolate chip cookie on a blue plate

How to Warm Up Cookies

Reheat them in the air fryer. I reheat them on 300 degrees for 2-3 minutes. They will soften up again and will be good as new!

Freezer Tips

You can freeze the cookies after baking and you can also freeze the dough. Defrost the dough in the refrigerator prior to air frying.

person holding chocolate chip cooki

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air fryer chocolate chip cookies on a blue plate
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Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Easy Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies are a quick recipe for homemade dessert in the air fryer. The cookie dough is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and gooey chocolate.
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chocolate chip cookies, air fryer cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 300kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl using a stand or hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice. Use the mixer and blend on low for 30 seconds. And then blend on medium for a couple of minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Line the air fryer basket with air fryer parchment paper. Scoop the cookie dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons) and place them in the basket about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Use wet hands and flatten the top of the cookies. The batter is really sticky. Wet hands work well while handling it.
  • Air fry for 6-8 minutes on 300 degrees.
  • Remove the air fryer basket and allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the basket. If you handle them too soon they will not firm up and will crumble.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt if you wish.

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Notes

  • You can pulse the oats in a food processor if you wish. I don’t do this. I don’t find the oats compromise the texture at all.
  • Salted or unsalted butter will work, your preference
  • You can omit the rolled oats, the cookies will have less texture.
  • These cookies are crafted intentionally with a lot of chocolate chips. Reduce the amount used to fit your needs if necessary.
  • You cannot substitute baking powder for baking soda.
  • You can omit the lemon juice, but the cookies will not be as soft and chewy.
  • You can use foil for these cookies, but I recommend air fryer parchment paper. I find the parchment paper circulates the heat better than foil. With foil, I found the bottom of the cookies browned a little faster, making it hard for the center to set.
  • For larger cookies you can use 3 tablespoons of dough.
  • The macros noted above assume zero-calorie monkfruit sweetener is used. If you use table sugar the macros are: Cals:349  Fat:23G Net Carbs:26G Protein: 4G
  • To bake the cookies, bake for 20-24 minutes on 300 degrees.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g
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Recipe Rating




Monica Black

Sunday 29th of November 2020

You never disappoint!! My first time making cookies and this recipe was so easy and the cookies were delicious.

staysnatched

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

Erika

Friday 27th of November 2020

My fiancé surprised me with an air fryer today and I knew this recipe was the first thing I had to make. These cookies are delicious! The texture is perfect. I love the little hint of chewiness the oats add. I omitted the walnuts because I didn’t have them. I used an ice cream scoop to portion them out and got exactly 10 cookies. Thank you again Brandi for another amazing recipe!

staysnatched

Sunday 29th of November 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies.

Hannah

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

These cookies are the bomb! This was my first time making dessert in the air fryer and I will never make cookies in the oven during the summer again. Thank you for this recipe. I made one batch and froze the rest of the cookie dough and am excited to see how those will turn out.

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Quinn

Monday 26th of October 2020

Absolutely delicious! I have made the Doubletree recipe before but never in the air fryer. I had some dough leftover in the freezer and decided to try your air fryer version. I much prefer your method over the oven! The texture was amazing. Perfect combo of crispy and gooey. So easy too! Thank you so much for sharing Brandi!

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you liked them better!

Rachel

Monday 26th of October 2020

Made these air fryer cookies over the weekend and LOVED them!! Such an easy recipe to follow and since I only live with one other person it doesn't always make sense to bake a dozen cookies all at once. I'm also a Type 1 Diabetic so I sort of combined the low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe with this air fryer one to accommodate my specific dietary needs and they were fantastic! The instructions are very detailed and as someone that isn't the best in the kitchen that makes such a difference.

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Wonderful! Thanks for appreciating the detailed recipes!