10-Minute Cookies! How to Make the Best Cookies in the Air Fryer

Tips for Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air fryer

Today we are going to show you how to make the best chocolate chip cookies, without even turning on your oven or taking a cookie sheet out of the cupboard. These air fryer chocolate chip cookie bowls are an easy recipe and perfect for serving to guests.

Unlike regular chocolate chip cookies, they come in their own cozy warm bowl, ready for a scoop of ice cream straight out of the air fryer basket with no wire rack taking up space on your counter. Read on for the full recipe!

Topping warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the air fryer, with vanilla ice cream.

Have you ever thought about baking with your air fryer? We got to thinking about how much we love this appliance for everything else, so why not try cookies too? We discovered that air fryer chocolate chip cookies are:

  • buttery crisp on the outside,
  • soft and chewy on the inside,
  • and ready in minutes.

What could be better? We are going to share all the details so you can get baking your very own perfect cookies with just a few simple ingredients. Get ready for one of those super easy air fryer recipes that we can’t believe took us this long to figure out. 

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Jodie holding up a container of Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, in preparation for Air Fryer chocolate chip cookies

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 package Tollhouse refrigerated cookie dough
  • 1 cookie scoop
  • 1 set of ramekins, your choice of size 
  • Vanilla ice cream 

Of course, you have the option of making your own homemade dough and using it exactly the same way that we used premade dough from the store. In this case, you would need: 

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Butter (at room temperature is best)
  • Vanilla extract
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Chocolate chips

Find a recipe you love (this one looks great) that lists ingredient amounts and make your dough in a stand mixer or large bowl.  

Are you wondering, would this recipe work with different kinds of cookie dough? Of course! You could also make air fryer sugar cookies, air fryer shortbread cookies, or peanut butter cookies too. We love the classic, comfy look and taste of chocolate chip cookies, especially with ice cream in a bowl. But you can use your imagination.

How to Make Fresh Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Air Fryer 

Step One

Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees for a couple of minutes.

Do You Need Parchment Paper for Cookies in the Air Fryer?

The answer to that is no. Your ramekins are all you need. Scoop refrigerator Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie dough (or the cookie dough you made from scratch) into its own personal small bowl and don’t worry about needing anything else.

Jodie scooping dough from a container of Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, in preparation for Air Fryer chocolate chip cookies

Step Two

Place the ramekins into your air fryer. How many you can make at a time will depend both on the size of ramekin you choose and the size of your air fryer basket(s).

If you only have a smaller basket, we recommend making a small batch recipe with smaller ramekins.

If there are only a few of you, go ahead and make a full batch and bake more dough in larger ramekins, just a few at a time. I personally really like this ramekin for this purpose. 

placing ramekins filled with pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough into the air fryer

How Long Should I Put Tollhouse Cookies in the Air Fryer?

Baking time varies based on a few factors. Your air fryer is one of them. Different power levels, sizes, and shapes will affect baking time. The size of your cookies is a factor too. Between 5 and 10 minutes is a safe estimate.

After five minutes, our cookies were gooey inside but brown on top. We put tinfoil over the top to keep them from getting more brown while they cooked a bit more on the inside, since we didn’t want them quite that gooey. All this to say, check your cookies after four minutes and evaluate. 

Can I Put Aluminum Foil in the Air Fryer?

Yes! When the tops are golden brown, cover them with tin foil and cook for another few minutes until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. I know this isn’t an exact science, but this method really does work.

We baked ours for 8 minutes and they were perfect, if that helps you. 

At What Temperature is Cookie Dough Safe to Eat?

I know that some people worry about eating raw cookie dough. If this describes you, you can always buy the edible kind (no raw eggs) so you don’t need to be anxious about it. If you want to be absolutely certain your cookies are safe to eat, make sure they are cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  I like mine slightly gooey, and nothing bad has happened to me yet.

Chocolate chip cookie dough baked in ramekins in a basket style air fryer.

Optional Step Three

One you’re confident the cookies in the air fryer are finished, there is just one last thing you need to do: serve them warm with vanilla ice cream for the absolute best results.

10-Minute Cookies! How to Make the Best Cookies in the Air fryer

How to Make the Best Cookies in the Air Fryer! Your favorite cookies, now air-fryer ready. Explore the ultimate cookie bowl experience – warm chocolate chip cookies topped with cold vanilla ice cream. Divine! And the best part? With pre-made dough, you’re only 10-minutes away!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 People
Calories: 548kcal
Cost: 10


  • 1 Basket-style Air Fryer


  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Ice Cream


  • Preheat air fryer to 350
  • Scoop pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough (or the cookie dough you made from scratch!) into a ramekin
  • Place the ramekin into your air fryer.
  • After 5 minutes, check on your cookies. If they're brown on top but not quite cooked inside, place tinfoil on top and put them back in for 2-3 more minutes
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.03mg

There’s nothing like warm homemade cookies and ice cream in the same bite for an absolutely delicious treat for your friends and family. This is our new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and we think it will be yours too.

Topping warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the air fryer, with vanilla ice cream.

A note from Jodie: This is the first time I’ve ever bought refrigerated Tollhouse cookie dough. I could NOT tell the difference between this and the chocolate chip cookie dough recipe I usually make from scratch. I think that’s the best part of this recipe: getting great results with zero hard work. And, comment for the link to my air fryer! I love cooking with it and it worked perfectly for this baking experiment too. 

Happy air fryer baking, everyone!

jodie & julie
premade cookie dough is scooped into ramekins and baked in the air fryer. Topped with ice cream, it's warm, gooey and delicious!

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