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Toll house Air Fryer Cookies

Chocolate chip air fryer cookies are easy to make when you don’t want to turn on your oven. Make a small batch for just 2 of you at a time so they’re fresh! You can use refrigerated Tollhouse cooking dough, make batter from scratch or our semi-homemade Bisquick chocolate chip cookie recipe.

air fryer chocolate chip cookies

There are a ton of possibilities once you understand how to bake air fryer cookies. Perfectly moist and soft every time, it’s great when you just want to make a few at a time. Just one of many air fryer recipes for beginners on our site. (affiliate links present, originally published 8/20)

OH MY goodness you are going to love this idea!! When you have that late night desire for something sweet it’s an easy way to make a small batch. Use any flavor you want or our 3 ingredient Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies mixture that turns out so good.

You can use homemade cookie dough or refrigerated if you want. Either way they come out soft and delicious. You can even use cake mix cookies of your choice.

If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies in Air Fryer

You can make homemade cookies or use pre-made cookie dough found next to refrigerated biscuits. Pillsbury makes a bunch of different flavors. You can just slice and bake those, either way works with this timing. If you want from scratch we have a simple mix here.

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • All purpose flour
  • Vanilla
  • Baking soda and salt
  • Chocolate chips

Having a wire rack to cool them is helpful but not entirely a must. I mean sometimes we just eat them straight out of the pot!

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies in Air Fryer

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Of course if you’re using Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough you’ll skip the mixing part which will save you a lot of time. This option is great if there are just a few of you.

  • To cook just 4 at a time just break apart.
  • Preheat air fryer
  • Place inside on top of parchment paper
  • Cook for about 8 minutes
  • Cook and enjoy
  • Store rest of dough inside an airtight container or wrap roll of dough with plastic wrap and store in fridge.

You can do the same thing with homemade dough though, that decision is up to you. Use a cookie scoop to form balls. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze. Then put frozen pieces in a freezer bag and store.

Tollhouse Cookies in Air Fryer

You could just use packaged refrigerated dough and do this same thing with the same timing.

homemade cookies

Cookies in air fryer

Can I make cookies in my air fryer?

YES! Using pre-made dough or homemade, you can “bake” them perfectly just a few at a time. A great way to make small batch chocolate chip cookies so they’re always fresh.

Set to 300 degrees so they stay moist, just like Mrs. Fields.

Can you cook frozen cookies in the air fryer?

I prefer to allow the dough to defrost, that only takes about an hour or less. If you don’t want to do that you can cook from frozen to chewy in about 12 minutes at 300 degrees until light browned.

Can we bake in air fryer?

There’s not a bake function per say but yes you can bake things like air fryer cake or air fryer banana bread in it. Then make cookies in an air fryer with the directions we share here in this post.

There are TONS of great air fryer desserts you can make. The best part is you can make just enough for your family so it’s always fresh.

air fryer cookies

Premade Cookies in Air Fryer

Why do I love this idea? I mean do you really need to make cookies in an air fryer y’all? Hear me out. You know when you just want 1-2 cookies for dessert and really don’t want to make all 12, this is a great option. Another HUGE reason why you should bake in an air fryer is so you don’t heat up the house!

When it’s in the 90’s or 100’s during the summertime the last thing I am going to do is turn on my oven. Not happening. We’ve even revised our pizookie recipe to include air fryer instructions for this very reason.

  • The third reason this has been a hit in our house is the kids are all about cooking themselves.
  • Since they loved our chocolate chip cookie in a mug, this was a hit as well.

They’re tweens and teens so if yours are younger you might need to supervise a bit, but much safer than the oven.

air fryer cookie

Ninja Foodi Cookies

Here are quick instructions. Ingredient amounts and a printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this post. I always preheat my air fryer, this time we need to set it to 300 degrees F for 5 minutes. Break pre made cookie dough into pieces or make homemade.

  • Add sugars, egg and vanilla into mixer on medium until light and fluffy. In a small bowl mix dry ingredients and incorporate slowly.
  • Put a piece of parchment paper into air fryer basket. Use small cookie scoop to form same size dollops on top. Bake 4 at a time with space in between.
  • Close basket for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and middle still looks soft. Larger cookies may take closer to a 10 minute cook time.

Lift paper out on to a cooling rack and then enjoy.

small batch chocolate chip cookies

Let us know which kind you bake this time and how you love them below!

Yes! It can easily be kept refrigerated for up to 2-3 days. Just cover with plastic wrap so it doesn’t out. To freeze homemade cookie dough just wrap it with plastic freezer wrap or into freezer bags.

Printable recipe with percent daily nutrition facts below for you. Of course you can double this for a larger batch, or if you want to save them for later to bake in small batches.

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Air Fryer Cookies

Chocolate chip air fryer cookies are easy to make when you don't want to turn on your oven. Make a small batch for just 2 of you at a time so they're fresh!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, chocolate chip, cookies, ninja foodi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 172kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • In a bowl beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together.
  • Then add egg and vanilla, mix.
  • In a small bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda, then slowly incorporate with sugar mixture.
  • Use spoon to fold in chips.
  • Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Place piece of parchment paper into basket and spoon equal size dollops on top, 4 for each round with plenty of space in between.
  • Air fry at 300 degrees F for 8 minutes (for medium sizes, large will take more time). Take out when edges are browned but middle still looks just a bit wet. Lift out paper and set on cooling rack until completely cool and then enjoy very soft cookies.


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
4.67 from 12 votes (5 ratings without comment)
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Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Love how easy these are to make and that I can make small batches.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

I know right??


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

I love homemade warm cookies but I don't always want a full batch, so this recipe is perfect for nights when I crave a little treat!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 14th of March 2023


Luci Petlack

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

This was really easy to make and tasted so good. Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

my mind is blown, I didn't know you could make cookies in an air fryer! turned out great


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

This is freakin genius! Such delicious cookies and a great way to not heat up my house. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

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