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Air Fryer Cookie Dough (Refrigerated & Homemade)

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies?

Irresistible gooey cookies with crispy edges, and now there’s a new quick way to make them – in an air fryer!

air fryer cookie dough


We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to create perfect batches of fried cookie dough.

So, get ready to preheat your air fryer, and let’s dive in for the easy way to make perfect cookies!

What You Need To Make This Easy Air Fryer Cookies

To make cookies with an air fryer, here’s what you need:

Pre-made cookie dough: Choose the type of refrigerated cookie dough you prefer.

You can find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. 

I used triple chocolate chips, but classic chocolate chip cookie dough is also fine.

Parchment paper: I recommend using it so you don’t risk the cookies getting between the air fryer grid.

Toppings: This is optional, but you can decorate the cookies with chocolate chips, sprinkles, or any other toppings you like.

How To Prepare Cookies In The Air Fryer

Step 1

Let the premade cookie dough soften at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. 

Preheat the air fryer for a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Create equal-sized dough balls.

Place the dough balls in the basket of the air fryer. 

Cook the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.

Let them cool.

How To Cook Air Fryer Homemade Cookies Dough

Making homemade cookie dough from scratch is a great way to customize your cookies and get them exactly how you like them.

While it may seem daunting to air fry homemade cookie dough, it’s actually quite simple.

First, start by making your favorite cookie dough recipe; one of my favorites is this easy no spread sugar cookies.

Once the dough is ready, scoop the dough into small balls with the help of an ice cream scooper and make sure they are all roughly the same size.

scoop the dough air fryer cookie dough homemade

Place the homemade dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

This will help them hold their shape and prevent them from spreading too much when they are in the air fryer.

When the dough balls have hardened, take them out of the freezer and place them in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one.

Preheat the air fryer to 320°F and the cook time to 6-8 minutes.

Check on the cookies to make sure they don’t overcook.

Look for the edges to start turning golden brown, and use a toothpick to check if the middle is fully cooked.

If you have made too many dough cookies, freeze them by wrapping the rest of the cookie dough balls with plastic wrap or in a freezer bag.

Freeze the dough for up to 2-3 months.

Recipe Tips For The Best Results

  • Use baking paper to line the basket of the air fryer.

This will prevent the cookies from sticking to the bottom and risk getting stuck between the air fryer grid.  

If you use aluminum foil, spray some oil so you don’t risk sticking.

  • Preheat the air fryer – this will ensure that the temperature is precise and constant throughout the baking process.
  • Cooks in small batches; I cook four at a time, all depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Leave space between cookies to allow for expansion., so they do not stick together during baking.

How To Store

First, let the cookies cool completely before storing them.

Then, place them in an airtight container or sealable bag and store them in a cool, dry place like the pantry.

To reheat the cookies in the air fryer just turn on 320 degrees F and heat them about for 1-2 minutes.


How do I know when my air fryer cookies are done?

A general rule of thumb is to watch for the edges to start turning golden brown. You can also use a toothpick to check if the middle is fully cooked.

Can I put aluminum foil in an air fryer? 

Yes, just spray them with baking spray to avoid the risk of the cookies sticking to the aluminum foil once cooked.

How many cookies can I air fry at a time?

It depends on the size of your air fryer (a typical air fryer can fill about 4 cookies).

Serving Suggestions

You can serve them cookies with brownie batter hummus or create a cookie ice cream with the addition of your favorite ice cream, like this Marshmallow Ice Cream or this colorful kool aid ice cream, between two cookies.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, in addition to these super easy cookies, I’m sure you’ll love these air fryer French toast rolls.

For more easy dessert recipes, check out this easy lemon bread and this classic tiramisu recipe.

Air Fryer Cookie Dough


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Air fryer cookie dough

air-fryer cookie dough

Air fryer cookie dough (homemade or refrigerated).

Enjoy these delicious treat that are ready in no time. Just heat up the air fryer!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Cookie dough


  • Air fryer
  • Parchment paper


  1. Remove the premade cookie dough from the package and let it soften at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees F.
  3. Once the dough has softened, take small portions and make them into balls. Make sure they are all about the same size for even baking.
  4. Place the cookie dough balls in the basket of the air fryer with a piece of parchment paper, leaving a little space between each one so they can expand during baking.
  5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes (6-8 minutes for homemade dough); check them while baking.
  6. Let them cool for 2-3 minutes in the air fryer basket, then remove the cookies from the air fryer with a spatula or tongs and then transfer to a wire rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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