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Easy Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Easy Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg


  1. Combine all three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until fully combined.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a 1 ½-inch cookie scoop, or heaping tablespoon, scoop the dough onto parchment paper.
  4. Using a fork, press the cookie flat, first one direction, then again from the opposite direction to make a crosshatch pattern on top.
  5. Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper. Be sure to not have extra parchment paper running up the side of the air fryer, or it will get caught by the air and fold over the cookies.
  6. Place as many cookies in your air fryer as will fit, while giving each cookie a half-inch space. I was able to do about 4-6 at a time.
  7. Set your air fryer to 370 degrees, and cook the cookies for 4 minutes before letting them rest in the air fryer for 4 minutes.
  8. Repeat until you’ve used up your batter. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • It’s important that you do not skip the chilling step. The air fryer will make the cookies spread and crumble. The chilling step keeps them from spreading too much and keeps them from being a crumbly mess when leaving the air fryer.

  • It’s also very important to not touch the cookies until they’ve set for a minimum of 4 minutes. This allows them to set up and not fall apart when removed from the air fryer.

  • I like to shape the parchment paper to the bottom of my air fryer, then pull it out and prepare my cookies on it. This way, I can just set the parchment paper back inside without having to set one cookie at a time inside the air fryer.

  • Each air fryer is a different shape. Mine allowed for 4-6 cookies at a time, but your shape might not allow that many, and it may allow for more. Just be sure to give enough space for the cookies to spread a bit, and you’ll be fine.

  • Putting in more or fewer cookies doesn’t require you to adjust the cook time or rest time.

  • This cookie dough is very sticky, so it’s best to not get your hands involved in the scooping process. Stick to a scoop or spoon.

  • Each air fryer has various cooking settings. If your air fryer doesn’t have a 370 degree setting, choose the closest temperature under 370 it as opposed to over it.