air fryer cookies
Small batch air fryer chocolate chip cookies. (Photo: Aileen Clark)

Small Batch Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

air fryer cookies
Aileen Clark
Aileen Clark

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Do you want warm baked chocolate chip cookies, but don’t want to make three dozen cookies or mess with the oven? This recipe gives you a small batch of warm, soft chocolate chip cookies that bake quickly in your air fryer. Pop the dough in as you get dressed and packed for a long hike, and pop in a to-go bag before you walk out the door!

Tip: After you get a hang of this recipe, add variety with different mix-ins like raisins, nuts, or M&Ms.

6 cookies
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a second large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar. Add in egg yolk and vanilla. Mix well.

3. Create a well in the dry mixture and pour the wet ingredients into the center of the well. Use electric mixer on medium speed to mix until combined and wet. Fold in chocolate chips. Form dough into six even balls.

4. Spray inside of air fryer with olive oil spray. Arrange cookies inside air fryer, spaced ½” apart.

5. Air fry 8 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Remove cookies and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of Aileen Clark of

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