This Cookie Dough In Air Fryer recipe is the perfect quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. We take premade cookie dough and bake it in the air fryer, which gives you cookies that are golden brown on the outside and fudgy on the inside.

Photo of a couple of cookies on a wire rack lined with parchment paper. One of the cookies has a bite taken out of it.

Cooking premade cookie dough in the air fryer is perfect for those times when you want a sweet treat, but don’t want to bake an entire batch of cookies. Fry up a few cookies, and save the dough in the freezer for later.

The beauty of using premade dough is that you can have a treat ready to go in just a few minutes. Check out this recipe for Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Bites which also uses premade dough for a delicious dessert.

This recipe is great for kids who want to help in the kitchen. Kids will love watching them cook in the air fryer until crispy, gooey, and delicious. Another great recipe to do with your kids is White Chocolate Chex Mix. Give it a go and let us know what you think!

If you’re hosting a party or get-together, this recipe can be easily scaled up to make a larger batch. Then, sandwich freshly baked cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and create homemade ice cream sandwiches your guests will love. Having friends over that have dietary restrictions, also whip up a batch of these everything cookies.

Top view photo of Tollhouse premade cookie dough in packaging.

Refrigerated Cookie Dough Package – I’m using Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies– you can use a different brand, just make sure that the cookies are about the same size (19 grams) so they have a similar cook time.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP

Collage of photos showing the steps to make cookie dough in the air fryer.
  1. (Optional) Roll the cookie dough pieces into balls and flatten them into ⅓” thick discs. This is optional because the cookies will bake just fine in their square shape but if you want perfectly round cookies, you’ll want to roll them into balls.
  2. Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place a few pieces of cookie dough on the parchment. Make sure to place the cookie dough at least 1.5” inches apart as it will spread when it bakes.
  3. Air fry the cookies at 330ºF/165ºC for 7 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crisp on the edges. Allow the cookies to sit in the air fryer for 5 minutes to fully set and then remove them to a wire rack.
  4. Repeat steps 1-2 with the remaining cookie dough. Be careful – the air fryer basket will be hot!

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.

Photo of a hand grabbing a perfectly cooked cookie using cookie dough in the air fryer basket.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • To make the “mini” cookies in the air fryer, follow the same directions but reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes.
  • For a salty-sweet treat, try sprinkling your cookies with a pinch of flakey sea salt when they come out of the air fryer.
  • You can always add your favorite treats to store-bought cookies. Simply press chopped nuts, M&Ms, or more chocolate chips into the top of the cookie dough before baking.
  • Lining your air fryer basket with parchment paper before placing the cookie dough balls inside makes cleanup much easier and helps prevent the cookies from sticking to the basket.
  • Storage: Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

It must be mentioned, that there is nothing better than the classic pairing of a tall glass of cold milk with freshly baked cookies. But if you want to step it up a notch, try dipping these cookies in homemade Vegan Horchata or Vegan Hot Chocolate. So fancy!

You could also serve your cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious ice cream sundae. Don’t forget to add all your favorite toppings, like sprinkles and hot fudge.

If you’re looking for a more savory option, try serving your cookies with a cup of hot tea or an oat milk latte. The bitterness of the coffee or tea can help balance the sweetness of the cookies, creating a delicious balance of flavors.

FAQs

Can you cook raw cookie dough in the air fryer?

Absolutely. You will air fry the premade cookie dough at 330ºF/165ºC for 7 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown and crisp on the edges.

How long should I air fry cookie dough?

In this recipe, we are air frying the cookie dough for 7 minutes. But we always recommend you start with one cookie to determine if that is too long (or not long enough) before you put a full batch in.

Do you have to use parchment paper for cookies in an air fryer?

You don’t necessarily have to use parchment paper for cookies in an air fryer, but it can be a helpful tool to prevent the cookies from sticking to the air fryer basket.

Parchment paper can also help prevent the air fryer basket from getting too dirty or greasy, which can make cleanup easier in the long run. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use this cooking spray to help prevent sticking.

Photo of a stack of cookies that were made using the air fryer. They are stacked on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper.

Pro Tips

More Yummy Air Fryer Dessert Recipes

Love making desserts in the air fryer? Us too! Here are a few more of our favorite sweet indulgences made using the air fryer.

Speaking of cookies, I found this recipe for Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies that I have to try!

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Cookie Dough In Air Fryer

Making refrigerated cookie dough in the air fryer could not be easier! The cookies come out soft and chewy with the perfect crisp edge and gooey center. Not to mention they’re quick and don’t require an oven!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 56kcal
Ken

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated cookie dough

Instructions

  • (Optional) Roll the cookie dough pieces into balls and flatten them into ⅓” thick discs. This is optional because the cookies will bake just fine in their square shape but if you want perfectly round cookies, you’ll want to roll them into balls.
  • Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and place a few pieces of cookie dough on the parchment. Make sure to place the cookie dough at least 1.5” inches apart as it will spread when it bakes.
  • Air fry the cookies at 330ºF/165ºC for 7 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crisp on the edges. Allow the cookies to sit in the air fryer for 5 minutes to fully set and then remove them to a wire rack.
  • Repeat steps 1-2 with the remaining cookie dough. Be careful – the air fryer basket will be hot!
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Notes

  • To make the “mini” cookies in the air fryer, follow the same directions but reduce the cook time to 5 minutes.
  • For a salty-sweet treat, try sprinkling your cookies with a pinch of flakey sea salt when they come out of the air fryer.
  • You can always add your favorite treats to store bought cookies. Simply press chopped nuts, M&Ms or more chocolate chips into the top of the cookie dough before baking.
  • Lining your air fryer basket with parchment paper before placing the cookie dough balls inside makes cleanup much easier and helps prevent the cookies from sticking to the basket.
  • Storage: Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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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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