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Vegan Air Fryer Cookies

6 ingredient Vegan Air Fryer Cookies are crispy on the outside, soft & chewy in the middle, LOADED with chocolate chips. These delicious air fryer cookies can be ready in less than 15 minutes, start to finish! It’s the BEST recipe for bakery worthy air-fried cookies!

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Chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack
bite taken out of a chocolate chip cookie

Best EVER Vegan Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST EVER Vegan Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies is an easy recipe made from scratch using simple ingredients. No chilling time or ‘hard to find’ ingredients, simply perfectly soft, chewy cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chips! NO-EGGS, NO-DAIRY, NO PROBLEM!

Thanks to the magic of the air fryer, deliciously soft, warm and crisp cookies can be yours without even turning the oven on! And while they’re perfect for small batches, you can also bake up a bunch of cookies quickly! And if you don’t have an air fryer ‘yet’, don’t worry, this recipe can be made in a normal oven, follow the exact same instructions, simply bake at 180℃ fan for 10 minutes until golden and crisp.

Close up of air fryer chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients you’ll need to make Air Fryer Cookies

  • Plain flour : Make sure to use plain flour, not self raising for this recipe.
  • Caster sugar : The sugar adds sweetness, as-well as binding the ingredients together. You can use coconut sugar or golden caster sugar if you prefer.
  • Bicarbonate of soda : If you don’t have bicarbonate of soda on hand, use a teaspoon of baking powder.
  • Dairy-free butter : My favourite vegan butter is Naturli Vegan Block, but you can use what ever vegan butter is available to you. Just triple check ingredients to make sure they are vegan friendly.
  • Dairy-free milk : Soya, almond, oat, cashew etc will work fab for this recipe.
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips : Make sure to use good quality, dairy-free / vegan chocolate chips. My favourites are Moo Free Baking Drops and Gefen Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. TIP- If you’re unable to find chocolate chips, you can make your own by melted vegan chocolate, adding it into a piping bag, snip off the tip and pipe little chips on grease proof paper. Freeze then use in your bakes!
  • Salt : To serve my cookies, I always like to finish them with a sprinkle of some flaked sea salt. This is completely optional, but I really enjoy the flavour it gives the cookies.
Ingredients for air fryer cookies
Close up of balls of chocolate chip cookie dough

How to make Vegan Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to making cookies, the quicker I can make them, the better! This recipe is SUPER EASY, and can baked in only 10 minutes!!!!!

  1. Line the air fryer basket

    Line the base of the air fryer / basket with greaseproof paper.

  2. Make the cookie dough

    Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, folding in the chocolate chips. Scoop the cookie dough into balls and place into the air fryer.

  3. Bake

    Bake for 10 minutes at 140℃ for 10 minutes until golden brown.

  4. Cool and serve

    Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack, then tuck in and enjoy. Perfect with a hot cup of tea / coffee!

Why bake cookies in an air fryer?

Cookies ready in only 10 minutes : Actually it’s 11 minutes, but I rounded it up to 10- haha! I’m definitely someone who can’t want 30 minutes for cookies to bake, the shorter time is PERFECT!!!

No pre-heating or oven required : The worst part about baking in the oven is waiting 10 minutes for it to pre heat! Using an air fryer skips that process completely! Smaller air fryers take around 2-3 minutes to heat up.

Great for small or single batches : Air fryer space can be limited, so it’s great for small quantities / baking a few at a time!

Single cookie on a wire rack with a glass of milk

Air Fryer Cookies FAQ

Can cookies be baked in an air fryer?

  • Absolutely! An air fryer works as a countertop oven, and bakes the cookies to perfection! It makes them super gooey and crispy – just how a choc chip cookie should be!
  • I am yet to make this recipe using gluten-free ingredients, but if any of you give it a go, definitely let me know how it goes and what you think in the comments below.

How to prevent the cookies from sticking to the air fryer?

  • It’s essential to line the base / basket of the air fryer with some greaseproof paper. You can either buy special air fryer greaseproof paper, or make your own by cutting a square of the paper to size, then cut tiny holes in the paper using some scissors (see photos for reference).

What chocolate chips to use?

  • To get the best flavour chocolate chip cookie, it’s best to use high quality chocolate chips. My personal favourites are the Gefen Vegan Semi sweet Chocolate Chips (I used them for this recipe). You can of course use chocolate chunks if you can’t find chocolate chips.

Are cookies better in the air fryer?

  • I wouldn’t say better, but they’re definitely a faster and more efficient way of making cookies, thats for sure! They also save you money as you don’t need to turn the oven on (hence saving on electricity).

How to store air fryer cookies?

  • You want to store these cookies like you would after baking in a conventional oven. Once they have cooled down to room temperature, store in a sealed container in or out of the fridge. If you store them in the fridge, allow them to come to room temperature before serving.

How long do air fryer cookies last?

  • These cookies are best enjoyed with a week of making (5 days), if stored correctly in an airtight container. They are also very delicious warm, about 20 minutes after coming out of the air fryer.
Inside of a chocolate chip cookie

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chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack

Vegan Chocolate Chip Air Fryer Cookies


Description

The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Air Fryer Cookies! No-Egg, No-Dairy, No-Oven, 6 ingredients and only 10 minutes to bake! 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Ingredients for the cookies

  • 115g of dairy-free butter (melted)
  • 30ml of dairy-free milk (room temperature)
  • 180g of plain flour
  • 120g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g of dairy-free chocolate chips + more for decorating

Instructions

Method

  1. Cut tiny holes cut into the greaseproof paper, then lightly grease it and line the air fryer basket with the paper. The holes allow the air to circulate and helps the cookies to crisp. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Pour in the melted butter and milk. Mix until a cookie dough forms. If the mixture is too wet, add in a tiny bit more flour until its the right consistency. 
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Leave a few behind, as you’ll need these to decorate the tops of the cookies.
  4. Scoop approximately 1 & 1/2 – 2 tablespoons full of cookie dough using spoons or an ice-cream scoop and place into the air fryer, on the greaseproof paper. Press down ever so lightly and press in a few more chocolate chips. Depending on the size of your air fryer, only bake a few cookies at a time as they will spread.
  5. Bake the cookies in the air fryer at 140℃ for 10 minutes or until crisp on the outside and golden in colour.
  6. Once baked, allow to rest for a few minutes in the basket as the cookies will be very soft when hot, then carefully lift the paper out of the air fryer. Allow the cookies to come to room temperature. Serve with a sprinkle of flaked sea salt (optional).
  7. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

To store: Store the cookies in a air tight / sealed container in or out of the fridge. best enjoyed within 3 days of making.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer, air fryer cookies, air fryer recipes, chocolate chip cookies, vegan cookies, easy recipes

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7 Comments

  1. Dave
    January 24, 2023 / 10:32 pm

    can I use this recipe to bake in the oven?

    • January 25, 2023 / 12:54 am

      Hello, You can! Bake at 180 degrees c for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown in colour! Happy baking xx

  2. Josh Peters
    January 25, 2023 / 3:17 pm

    Made them and they’re SUBLIME. THANK YOUUUU

  3. Sally
    January 26, 2023 / 8:21 pm

    made them and they are just perfect.

    • January 27, 2023 / 12:19 am

      Hello Sally! THANK YOU for your feedback! I’m so happy you enjoyed!! x

  4. January 28, 2023 / 12:21 pm

    Great recipe! I made these vegan air fryer cookies and they turned out amazing. The outside was crispy and the inside was soft and chewy. The chocolate chips added the perfect touch of sweetness. I also appreciate that this recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require any pre-heating or waiting for the oven to heat up. I will definitely be making these cookies again in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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