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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies are the greatest if you’re looking for a quick air fryer recipe! A classic peanut butter cookie that’s a cinch to make! This dessert is rich, indulgent, and oh so sweet. This is the ideal treat to satisfy your peanut butter desire.

I’m excited to try some other simple cookie recipes in the air fryer! This is, without a doubt, my new favorite cookie-making method. Yum!

Making air fryer peanut butter cookies is simple, but getting them crispy on the exterior and chewy in the middle requires a bit more skill. So, instead of using my oven, I decided to try using an air fryer!

Because less oil is used, these quick air fryer cookies are healthier than deep fried cookies. They’re also around 20% faster than baking or microwaving. Every time, these cookies turned out perfectly crisp on the exterior and chewy in the middle!

Peanut Butter Cookie

What’s the best part? They have the same flavor as classic peanut butter cookies, but without the extra ingredients!

What are the ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe?

Creamy Peanut Butter

Sugar

Egg

How Do I Make Air Fryer Cookies?

  1. Combine all three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a 1 ½-inch cookie scoop, or heaping tablespoon, scoop the dough onto parchment paper.
  4. Using a fork, press the cookie flat, first one direction, then again from the opposite direction to make a crosshatch pattern on top. 
  5. Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper. Be sure to not have extra parchment paper running up the side of the air fryer or it will get caught by the air and fold over the cookies.
  6. Place as many cookies in your air fryer that will fit, while giving each cookie a half inch space. I was able to do about 4-6 at a time. 
  7. Set your air fryer at 370 degrees and cook them for 4 minutes before letting them rest in the air fryer for 4 minutes. 
  8. Repeat until you’ve used up your batter.

Expert Tips:

  • It’s important that you do not skip the chilling step. The air fryer will make the cookies spread and be crumbly more than the oven. The chilling step keeps them from spreading too much and keeps them from being a crumbly mess when leaving the air fryer. 
  • It’s also very important to not touch the cookies until they’ve set for a minimum of 4 minutes. This allows them to set up and not fall apart when removed from the air fryer.
  • I like to shape the parchment paper to the bottom of my air fryer, then pull it out and prepare my cookies on it. This way, I can just set the parchment paper back inside without having to set one cookie at a time inside the air fryer.
  • Each air fryer is a different shape. Mine allowed for 4-6 cookies at a time, but your shape might not allow that many, and it may allow for more. Just be sure to give enough space for the cookies to spread a bit and you’ll be good to go. 
  • Putting more or less cookies doesn’t require you to adjust the cook time or rest time. 
  • This cookie dough is very sticky, so it’s best to not get your hands involved in the scooping process and stick to a scoop or spoon.
  • Each air fryer has various cooking settings. If your air fryer doesn’t have a 370 degree setting, choose the closest step under it as opposed to over it.

What Items are needed for this recipe?

  • Air Fryer– to cook the cookies
  • Parchment Paper– so the cookies do not stick to the air fryer basket
  • Fork- to make the criss cross pattern that Peanut Butter cookies are known for.

What happens if you put a cookie in an air fryer?

When compared to a regular oven-baked peanut butter cookie recipe, the outside of these air fryer peanut butter cookies will become slightly crunchy while the inside will remain chewier. In general, this is what happens with most air fryer cookie recipes.

You won’t be able to cook them in large batches like in the oven, but you’ll save so much time cooking, heating up the oven, and so on that it’ll still be faster.

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Should peanut butter cookie dough be refrigerated before air frying?

Yes, you should chill the peanut butter cookie dough before baking it. When baking using an air fryer, you’ll want to make sure the dough is firm enough to not expand too much.

Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before putting it in your air fryer on top of parchment paper.

How long will peanut butter cookies in the air fryer last? 

When stored in an airtight container, peanut butter cookies from the air fryer will last up to a week. Leftovers can also be frozen and eaten throughout the month. However, just like other sweets, the ideal way to eat PB cookies is right out of the oven.

Do I have to use parchment paper for these easy air fryer cookies?

Yes. The cookies may seep through the breathing holes on the bottom of your air fryer when the cooking process begins. Nobody wants to tidy up after that shambles! Tin foil is not recommended since it will cause them to cook too quickly and unevenly. The best and only option is parchment paper.

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Can you freeze peanut butter cookies in an air fryer?

Yes! Cookie dough made with peanut butter can be frozen for up to a month. Individual cookies should be placed on a baking sheet and frozen for 30 minutes before being transferred to a freezer bag.

You may also store leftover air fryer peanut butter cookies in the freezer for later enjoyment. To defrost the cookies, simply place them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.

An air fryer is the way to go if you’re seeking for a healthier and faster way to bake peanut butter cookies! Every time, these simple air fryer cookies turn out perfectly crisp on the exterior and chewy in the centre. They’re also around 20% faster than baking or microwaving. Give this recipe a try if you’re seeking for a great and simple cookie recipe.

Are you looking for a Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie? We have you cover with our Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies.

Or one of our other delicious cookie recipes!

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Homemade Blueberry Cookies

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or try one of our other Air Fryer Recipes:

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Peanut Butter Cookie

Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

Skip the oven and have homemade peanut butter cookies in 8 minutes. Lightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A sweet and decadently rich peanut butter treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg

Instructions

  1. Combine all three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a 1 ½-inch cookie scoop, or heaping tablespoon, scoop the dough onto parchment paper.
  4. Using a fork, press the cookie flat, first one direction, then again from the opposite direction to make a crosshatch pattern on top. 
  5. Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper. Be sure to not have extra parchment paper running up the side of the air fryer or it will get caught by the air and fold over the cookies.
  6. Place as many cookies in your air fryer that will fit, while giving each cookie a half inch space. I was able to do about 4-6 at a time. 
  7. Set your air fryer at 370 degrees and cook them for 4 minutes before letting them rest in the air fryer for 4 minutes. 
  8. Repeat until you’ve used up your batter.

Notes

It’s important that you do not skip the chilling step. The air fryer will make the cookies spread and be crumbly more than the oven. The chilling step keeps them from spreading too much and keeps them from being a crumbly mess when leaving the air fryer. 

It’s also very important to not touch the cookies until they’ve set for a minimum of 4 minutes. This allows them to set up and not fall apart when removed from the air fryer.

  • I like to shape the parchment paper to the bottom of my air fryer, then pull it out and prepare my cookies on it. This way, I can just set the parchment paper back inside without having to set one cookie at a time inside the air fryer.
  • Each air fryer is a different shape. Mine allowed for 4-6 cookies at a time, but your shape might not allow that many, and it may allow for more. Just be sure to give enough space for the cookies to spread a bit and you’ll be good to go. 
  • Putting more or less cookies doesn’t require you to adjust the cook time or rest time. 
  • This cookie dough is very sticky, so it’s best to not get your hands involved in the scooping process and stick to a scoop or spoon.
  • Each air fryer has various cooking settings. If your air fryer doesn’t have a 370 degree setting, choose the closest step under it as opposed to over it. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 18 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 10mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 3g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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