Move over, oven cookies. These air fryer peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are about to take over your life! Crispy on the outside and soft and gooey inside, these cookies will become your new favorite treat!
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I could go on; we’re addicted to air frying!
But we had a craving to make air fryer peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, we set out to make them and were so pleased with how they turned out!
Why you’ll love these easy cookies
- Air fryer cookies are cost efficient, no need to turn the oven on, you can batch cook and freeze the cookie dough for next time!
- Kids not only love eating them, but they enjoy helping to make them too!
- They are perfect after dinner or as a daytime snack.
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
The worst thing about homemade cookies is waiting for them to cook, in an air fryer, they’ll be cooked perfectly chewy and crispy in half the time – winner!
From oil sprays to muffin cups and from pizza pans to racks, we've got them all, and they make fantastic Christmas presents, too!
How to make air fryer peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with step-by-step instructions
It’s easy to make our chocolate chip peanut butter cookie recipe 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.
Preheat your air fryer to oven to 330°F/165°C.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
Cream butter, sugar, and peanut butter. Then mix in the flour mixture, then vanilla, eggs, and when combined stir in chocolate chips.
Then, gradually mix in the flour mixture, then add vanilla, and the eggs one by one.
When fully combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a scoop, scoop the cookie dough into balls, approximately 1½ tablespoons, slightly press them so that they cook evenly, and place them on silicone air fryer baking sheets, approximately 2 inches apart.
Then, place them in the air fryer and bake until they are golden brown, approximately 5 – 6 minutes.
When cooked, remove them from the air fryer and leave them to cool in the air fryer basket for a couple of minutes to cool before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
You could add extra chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips to the tops of your cookies.
Enjoy your air fryer chocolate and peanut butter cookies!
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Peanut butter
Use chunky or creamy peanut butter, but avoid using natural peanut butter.
We recommend using a scoop for scooping up even-sized cookie dough; it just makes life a lot easier.
- Watch closely
Every air fryer cooks differently; different brands and capacities can mean that your cookies will need either a longer or shorter cooking time, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.
What do I serve cookies with?
Have you ever tried freshly cooked chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies with vanilla ice cream?
If you haven’t – you NEED to – they’re absolutely delicious!
But then just sitting in a comfy chair with a glass of milk, or a cup of coffee, and a cookie is just as good.
What type of peanut butter should I use for these cookies?
When it comes to choosing a type of peanut butter, there are two main options: smooth or chunky.
Smooth peanut butter will give you a cookie that is soft and chewy, while chunky peanut butter will add a bit of texture and crunch to your chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies.
Play with the flavor
While we think that we’ve made the perfect peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, there’s always scope for extra – right?
You could add chopped nuts, macadamia nuts are great in cookies, use your favorite nuts.
Sub out chocolate chips for cinnamon chips, or white chocolate chips.
Add a little of what you love.
Can I use parchment paper in an air fryer?
You can but it won’t do a good job.
The whole purpose of an air fryer is so the hot air circulates around the cookies, so using parchment paper means that the air won’t circulate underneath.
You can buy air fryer parchment paper or, what’s better, air fryer silicone baking mats.
Air fryer silicone baking mats have small holes so that the air can circulate and ensure that your cookies bake evenly.
How do I store leftovers?
Not only are our cookies easy to air fry, but they’re also easy to store.
You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
The cookie dough will freeze for up to 3 months, we suggest storing them in cookie portions so you can pull them out of the freezer whenever you have a craving.
You can cook frozen cookie dough, just give them a little longer in your air fryer oven.
Cooked cookies will also store for up to 3 months, defrost before eating.
More easy air fryer recipes for you to try
If you love our air fryer cookies, then you should try these other easy recipes.
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Air Fryer Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat your air fryer to 330°F/165°C .
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.2½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
- Using a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer, cream butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Then gradually add the flour mixture, then mix in the eggs, one by one, along with the vanilla. When combined, stir in the chocolate chips.1 stick unsalted butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, ¾ cup smooth peanut butter, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups chocolate chips
- Using a scoop approx. 1½ tablespoons, scoop the dough mixture onto air fryer parchment paper, slightly flatten them to ensure they cook evenly, approx. 2 inches apart. Air fry until golden brown, approx. 5 – 6 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and leave them in the basket for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy your cookies!
Use chunky or creamy peanut butter but avoid using natural peanut butter. Scoop:
We recommend using a scoop for scooping up even-sized cookie dough, it just makes life a lot easier. Watch closely:
Every air fryer cooks differently, different brands and capacities can mean that your cookies, will need either a longer or shorter cooking time, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.
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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