Ninja Foodi or air fryer oatmeal cookies are easy to bake. Great way to make small batch cookies a few at a time from scratch. Yes you can use chocolate chips like our Tollhouse air fryer cookies but sometimes you want a different flavor.
You don’t have to heat up the whole house to make this easy air fryer recipe, and it is easier to make small batch cookies at a time this way for a few people too. Just pop them in to “bake” in just a few minutes so they are always fresh and chewy. (post may contain affiliate links present)
Oatmeal Cookies in Air Fryer
Now if you bought a refrigerated roll ready made you would follow our Air Fryer Cookie Dough timing instead which isn’t a huge difference. The biggest change with that is there is like no prep other than slicing the dough into equal size pieces. I mean homemade is best but I get it, we don’t always have time for that.
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You can tweak the recipe below too and basically the timing would work if the same size dollop is added. Like with our Oatmeal Banana Cookies I make if I find there are brown naners on my counter that I just hate to waste. A great way to add natural sweetness into the mix for sure.
If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:
- My Favorite Air Fryer is a Cosori or for a dual machine, the Foodi.
- You can find more easy air fryer recipes here, we have Ninja Foodi recipes as well; bookmark them both!
Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies
In the past we made Toaster Oven Cookies which is another way to cook just a few at a time. You basically get the same tender inside results with a bit of crisp on the outsides. As far as the mix ins are concerned there are many. Crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips or raisins are most common but dried cranberries are wonderful too.
- 1/2 c all purpose flour
- Baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- Brown sugar
- Unsalted butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c raisins
- 1 c old fashioned oats
We talk about how long to bake cookies here. In the Foodi or Cosori is quite quick and you do really get a similar result vs. the oven. In the result that you do only want to make a few scoops at a time I will go over how to save the dough to use later below.
Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Should you use old fashioned or quick oats in oatmeal cookies? Old Fashioned rolled oats provide a chewier and heartier texture and adds a bit more “bite” to your cookies where you’ll also have visible oat flakes in the finished product which is nice. Quick creates a softer texture and blends more seamlessly into the dough appearing smoother and less “oat-y” in texture.
- In a mixing bowl mix dry ingredients, set aside.
- In another bowl use a mixer to cream together softened butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Then incorporate dry ingredients to make a batter. Gently fold in oats and raisins.
- Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper at bottom of the basket with scoops of dough with a bit of space between them
- Air fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and cracking along the outside.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy.
Remember that the cook time is an estimate and will vary depending on a few factors. Size, thickness of the dough and preferences whether you want them chewy (less time) or crispy bites will alter how long they are in there. Great thing is you can check them easily by just opening the air fryer basket and looking.
I like chewy and soft so as soon as the outside edges are cracking and the middle is no longer wet looking I take them out and transfer on to a cooling rack to room temperature. But wait…you can “bake” in this thing in other ways too like cutting our Peach Baked Oatmeal in 1/4 with an oven safe dish inside until perfection.
Air Fryer Small Batch Cookies
How to save leftover cookie dough is important to do properly so you don’t waste food or money for that matter. It’s a great way to enjoy freshly baked cookies at a later time without the effort of making a new batch from scratch.
- Before storing the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies dough, or any other version, make sure it’s portioned into individual cookie sized pieces.
- You can use a cookie scoop, your hands, or a spoon to do this.
- This step is essential because it makes it easier to bake just the number of cookies you want at any given time.
- Wrap the individual portions of cookie dough tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You want to minimize exposure to air to prevent freezer burn and maintain the dough’s freshness.
- If you’re not using the dough immediately, it’s a good idea to label each wrapped portion with the type of cookie dough and the date it was prepared. This helps you keep track of how long it’s been in the freezer.
- Place the wrapped portions of cookie dough into an airtight, freezer-safe container or resealable freezer bags.
- This extra layer of protection helps prevent freezer odors from affecting the dough.
- Put the container or bags in the freezer. Be sure to store them in a flat position to prevent the dough from becoming misshapen as it freezes.
- When you’re ready to bake cookies, remove the desired number of dough portions from the freezer. You can either let them thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours or bake them directly from frozen, but you may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time.
- Bake them as you normally would, and enjoy fresh, homemade cookies anytime you like.
It’s worth noting that most cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months too, but it’s best to use it as soon as possible for the best taste and texture. By following these steps, you can enjoy homemade cookies whenever you have a craving without the need to make a full batch of dough each time. Jump to recipe and get started!
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Air Fryer Oatmeal Cookies
- In a bowl mix dry ingredients, set aside. In another bowl use a mixer to cream together softened butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Then incorporate dry ingredients to make a batter. Gently fold in oats and raisins.
- Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees. Lay a piece of parchment paper at bottom of the basket with scoops of dough with a bit of space between them
- Air fry for about 10 minutes (timing will vary depending on thickness, size, and preference) until golden brown and cracking along the outside.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy.