If you prefer to make your cookie dough homemade, be sure to try this recipe for Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies using homemade dough.
In this post, I am going to focus on using refrigerated dough with Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough. This classic cookie was probably a staple in most of our childhoods, now it’s easy to bake up in your Air Fryer.
It’s best to use parchment paper to fit in your Air Fryer, in this case, I simply cut parchment paper to fit. I find though that this parchment paper works the best that has holes in it so that the air circulates evenly on the bottom.
It will fit nicely on the bottom, then simply break apart each cookie and place it evenly in the basket of the air fryer. This was done in batches in my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer because I could only fit 9 at a time.
The benefit of this is, you can save the rest of the cookie dough if you are only wanting a few cookies and not a whole big batch. That means they will always be freshly baked and warm!
The next point to remember is the cooking time is EVERYTHING! All Air Fryers heat differently, even the same manufacturer of air fryer can put off a different amount of heat between the same exact machine.
That means it’s very important to watch the cookies closely the first time that you make these. The method I use is to bake them low and slow. This way they evenly bake.
Remember that the cookies will sit and cool in the air fryer for about 3-5 minutes and it will finish up the baking process even when the air fryer isn’t on.
Then it is a must to carefully remove them and place them on a wire rack to fully cool.
Can you use different varieties of cookies?
This method will work with any refrigerated cookie brand such as Pillsbury too.
- Parchment Paper
- Place the parchment paper in the basket of the air fryer.
- Place cookies evenly on the parchment paper, the amount that can be done at one time will vary based on size of the air fryer.
- Air Fry at 325*F for 10-13 minutes, check on them around the 8-10 minute mark.
- Once done and browned on top, let them sit in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes.
- Carefully remove and place on a wire rack to fully cool.
Lynn Packard says
Does it have to be refrigerated dough? I usually make my cookies using toll house recipe
This one uses refrigerated dough, but this one is a basic chocolate chip cookie. You could use your Toll House Recipe but the cook times on this recipe – https://airfryerfanatics.com/air-fryer-chocolate-chip-cookies-gluten-free/
Do you use the AIR FRY setting for these on the ninja? Or AIR BAKE?
On mine it says “Air Crisp”, if you have a setting that says “Air Fry”, use that one.
Hi Kristy, I used parchment paper for the cookies in my air fryer and it caught on fire. What do?
This is what I use for the air fryer – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z8V5RQM?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_ypp_rep_k4_1_11&=&crid=29EDNVG2L6FHU&sprefix=parchment%2Bp&th=1. The food needs to fully weigh down the parchment paper, so be sure to add enough to fully cover the parchment. It shouldn’t be blowing up near the heating element if the food is fully weighing it down.
Here is more info – https://airfry.guide/using-parchment-paper-in-an-air-fryer/
I use the Bella 4.2 quart airfryer to bake 1 large chocolate chip cookie. I baked for 12 minutes let cool for about 5 minutes. All-in all, I thought the cookie cooked evenly and was golden brown on the outside with slight singe brown around the edges. I still need more practice using the Bella 4.2 quart airfryer (Cookie on a scale from 1-10 a 6*).