The holidays are coming up and that means it’s time for baking! This year, try out a new recipe for air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a batch of these cookies cooking up in your air fryer in no time. Plus, the chocolatey yumminess of these cookies and sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
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We love cooking in our air fryer, we’ve made air fryer zucchini fries that are SO good, air fryer buffalo cauliflower, and even air fryer buffalo fries!
We’d made double chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies the traditional way using baking sheets and cooking them in the oven.
But we wanted to try them in the air fryer.
And do you know what?
We’re glad we did because they are SO easy and SO good!
Why you’ll love these air fried chocolate crinkle cookies
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
When the holidays are upon us, we always love to cook up a batch of these delicious cookies; this year we’ve made them in the air fryer and they’ve turned out great!
What are crinkle cookies?
Crinkle cookies are a type of chocolate cookie that is characterized by their wrinkled and puckered appearance.
This appearance is the result of being coated in powdered sugar before baking.
The cookies get their name from the sound they make when you eat them – a crinkling noise.
One of the main reasons for their popularity is that they are so easy to make.
Plus, they always seem to be a big hit with kids and adults alike!
What do I serve air fryer cookies with?
Air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies are delicious on their own as a sweet snack.
But they are also delicious served with vanilla ice cream or strawberry mousse!
How long should I put my cookies in the air fryer?
Each air fryer oven varies, we recommend that you keep checking your cookies so that you don’t overcook them.
Usually, you’ll need to air fry cookies for 6 – 8 minutes.
Why are my crinkle cookies not crinkling?
One of the best parts of making crinkle cookies is watching them bake and seeing the chocolate chips form little creases on top!
However, if your cookies are not crinkling, there could be a few reasons why.
The dough might not be cold enough before you put it in the air fryer.
Make sure to chill it for at least four hours before baking.
You might also need to use more granulated sugar in the dough to create a crisper crust.
Why are my crinkle cookies dry?
One reason crinkle cookies may be dry is that they are overcooked.
Cookies continue to cook even after you remove them from the air fryer, so it is important to take them out when they are still a little undercooked.
Another reason crinkle cookies may be dry is that the dough was not made correctly.
Be sure to use enough flour and egg, and do not overmix the dough.
Lastly, make sure your baking powder is fresh. If it is not, your cookies will not rise and will be dense and dry.
How do I store leftover air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies?
Our air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies will keep for up to a week when stored in an airtight container.
They will also freeze for up to 2 months.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make our air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies recipe with step by step instructions
Making our air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Using a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer, mix unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil in a medium mixing bowl.
Then, beat in your egg, one egg at a time, until they are fully combined, then add vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Now, gradually mix them into the bowl of wet ingredients at low speed.
Cover your cookie dough, cover it with plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge to chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
Preheat your air fryer to 320°F/160°C.
Line the basket with air fryer parchment paper (it has holes in it to allow the flow of air to circulate).
Then, using a scoop, scoop the cookie dough into balls of approximately 1½ tablespoons, and roll the sticky dough balls in powdered sugar, until covered.
Now, place them in the air fryer basket, approximately 2 inches apart.
You’ll probably have to cook the cookies in batches.
Air fry the cookie balls until the cracks appear, it’s important not to overcook them or they’ll be hard and dry.
Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes in the basket, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your delicious chocolate cookies cooked in your air fryer!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fried chocolate crinkle cookies recipe and would love to hear how you got on with making it.
Please feel free to leave a comment below and ask any questions you may have.
Air fryer chocolate crinkle cookies
- ½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup White sugar
- ¼ cup Vegetable oil
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup All purpose flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Confectioners sugar
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cocoa, sugar, and vegetable oil. Then, beat in your egg one at a time until they are combined, then stir in vanilla extract½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup White sugar, ¼ cup Vegetable oil, 2 large Eggs, 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Then gradually stir them into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix thoroughly together1 cup All purpose flour, 1 tsp Baking powder, ¼ tsp Salt
- Cover your dough and place it in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours
- Preheat your air fryer to 320°F/160°C
- Line the basket with air fryer parchment paper (it has holes in it to allow the flow of air to circulate). Then, using a scoop, scoop the cookie dough into balls of approximately 1½ tablespoons, and roll the sticky dough balls in powdered sugar, until covered. Now, place them in the air fryer basket, approximately 1½ inches apart¼ cup Confectioners sugar
- Air fry the cookie balls until the cracks appear. Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes in the basket, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your delicious chocolate cookies cooked in your air fryer!
Make the cookie dough up to 2 days before and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge Don’t overmix
If you overmix your cookies will be dry Chill
Don’t skip the chilling step, if the cookies are too warm they’ll spread too thinly and you won’t get the all important cracks Pease note
All air fryers differ, so keep an eye on your cookies as you may need to cook them for a shorter or longer time
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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