Our Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies are ready in half the time compared to the traditional recipe! There’s only 7 minutes between you and a tasty homemade treat!

These Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies are a quick and easy snack or dessert in no time flat!

Seven peanut butter cookies on a white plate

These air fryer cookies are as simple as can be with creamy peanut butter, all purpose flour (regular or gluten-free!), softened butter, any milk, one egg, brown sugar, and white sugar.

Don’t forget the fork for those classic lines on top!

Want your dessert for breakfast? Try our Air Fryer Donuts for bite-size pillows of dough covered in cinnamon sugar!

Nine cookies baked in an air fryer basket

What You’ll Need

  • Flour: regular all-purpose or gluten-free will do.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Butter: Let it soften to room temperature beforehand
  • Peanut butter: I prefer smooth peanut butter, but no judgment if you prefer crunchy!
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk: dairy or non-dairy will do

How to Make Them

steps to make cookies in the air fryer

Choose your own milk here — dairy isn’t required.

  1. Mix together your all-purpose flour and baking soda. Regular or gluten-free flour works in this recipe!
  2. In a second bowl, mix together the softened butter and peanut butter — you may want to get out your electric mixer here! Once mixed, add the sugars.
  3. Add your egg and the milk and mix before slowly adding the flour and baking soda. Mix to combine into your dough. Form the dough into balls, about a tablespoon each, and use a fork to smash the top.
  4. Place the cookies into your air fryer basket and cook for 6 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F (or 180 degrees C!) until golden brown. Allow your cookies to cool completely before serving for a solid, crunchy cookie. Enjoy!

How to Freeze Them

These cookies are perfect for making ahead and freezing them for later!

Here’s how:

  1. Form cookies with your fork and move them to parchment paper to freeze.
  2. Once frozen, these raw cookies can last a few months in the freezer.
  3. Thaw them before baking if you have time or, if not, add a few minutes to the cook time and check them every 5 minutes.

Variations to Try

I use creamy peanut butter, but if you like crunchy, use that! You may end up with less perfectly smooth dough but you’ll get an extra crunch in every bite!

  • Add in some nuts like walnuts or pecans.
  • Love chocolate? So does peanut butter! Throw in a few chocolate chips, the smaller the better.
  • Make it an even more fall recipe with cinnamon chips instead of chocolate!

For any additions, gently fold them into the dough in the final step to keep them from sinking to the bottom during baking.

Someone holding a peanut butter cookie over a plate of cookies

More Air Fryer Desserts to Try!

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If you love desserts, you need to check out some of our favorite dessert recipes: Air Fryer Monkey Bread, Spiced Apples in the Air Fryer, Air Fryer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, French Toast in the Air Fryer, Air Fryer Cupcakes and Apple Crisp in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

Skip the oven and make these delicious and buttery cookies in the air fryer!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Servings: 9 cookies
Calories: 355kcal


  • Electric mixer, optional
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Fork


  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour regular or gluten free
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter smooth
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk dairy or non-dairy


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together all purpose flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together softened butter and peanut butter. It may help to use an electric mixer. Add sugars and mix until well combined.
  • Next, add the egg and milk. Mix well to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture in small increments. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Roll about a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball. Use a fork to flatten the cookie. Place cookies into air fryer basket or onto air fryer tray.
  • Air fry the cookies for 6 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C.
  • Remove cookies from air fryer. Cookies should rest until completely cool to strengthen. Enjoy!


Tip: If the dough is dry, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons of milk until desired consistency reached.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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  1. 5 stars
    Only 7 minutes! Hard to believe that is only you need for such a tasty homemade treat. Another reminder that I need to get an air fryer!

  2. 5 stars
    I definitely need to get an air fryer – so many amazing recipes floating around lately! These PB cookies look absolutely divine.

  3. 5 stars
    i love my air fryer – i have the paula deen – the best nonstick! definitely trying these cookies this weekend

  4. Can you use natural peanut butter instead of creamy? And would it make the cookies less dry?? Going to make these today!

    1. Hello Jeanne! I think natural should work. If the consistency of the dough seems try you could add 1 T of liquid (milk) to help. You could adjust accordingly :). I haven’t tried with natural so I can’t speak with certainly but that is how I think it would work 🙂

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