These delicious peanut butter cookies are made with just a handful of ingredients and in just a few minutes with the Air Fryer. You'll love how easy it is to make a small batch of cookies when your cravings suddenly hit.
Why I Love These Cookies
Peanut Butter cookies are one of my favorite things to make and to eat. You will love that rich, peanut butter taste in a light and crispy cookie.
Cookies are such a great treat because they are already portioned out into servings so you can have just that taste of something sweet. Unless you are having a rough day then a serving may be a little more than normal.
They are great for kids and adults alike because everyone loves cookies.
If you want to have a little something special with your peanut butter cookies you could always serve them up with something extra, like one of these that we like to add occasionally:
- Warm the cookie and add a scoop of ice cream
- Put chocolate syrup and whipped cream on top and make a sundae
What You Need
This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients and it is so easy to put together and make, especially with the Air Fryer. I like that I know exactly what is going into my cookies and it's not over the top ingredients. It couldn't be any easier and you'll have dessert in just minutes.
- Peanut Butter
How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies in the Air Fryer
Mix the peanut butter, sugar and egg until you have a creamy consistency, do not over mix.
Cover the bottom of the Air Fryer basket with parchment paper.
Drop the cookie dough in rounded teaspoons full onto the air fryer parchment paper. If desired, use a fork to mash marks onto the tops of the cookies.
Put the basket into your air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 4-7 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
Remove the basket from the Air Fryer but leave the cookies in the basket to cool a minute or two before removing them.
No need to preheat the air fryer. These cookies work perfectly without preheating.
Check the cookies because not all Air Fryers cook the same. You don't want to overcook them.
Allow the cookies to cool in the basket for a minute or two before transferring them to a cooling rack. They'll crumble if you try to move them too soon.
Using parchment paper keeps the cookie dough from seeping into the basket, and also helps with easy cleanup.
Store leftover peanut butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
Freeze leftover peanut butter cookies by allowing them to cool, then stack and store them in an airtight container for up to a month. To reheat, allow them to thaw at room temperature before serving.
You want to cook them until the edges are a light brown, don't overcook them or they will fall apart.
You don't have to do this, it is something that each person may or may not do but it started because the original Pillsbury recipe they instructed to press the cookies with fork tines. The reason is that peanut butter cookie dough is dense and unpressed, each cookie may not cook evenly.
You can use any brand that you prefer but I do suggest using a brand name for the consistency. It is best to use a regular creamy peanut butter and not the natural type of peanut butter for making cookies.
Once cookies are baked, leave them in the basket for a minute or two before removing them to a cooling rack. Removing the cookies from the air fryer right after cooking will cause them to crumble as they will be soft from the cooking process.
I hope you enjoyed this peanut butter cookie as much as our family does. You'll love how quick and easy they are!
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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
- Air Fryer
- 1 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 egg
- Mix the peanut butter, egg, and sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom of the Air Fryer basket.
- Use a 1 inch cookie scoop and scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment paper. Use a fork and add mash marks.
- Place the basket into the Air Fryer and cook for 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until they are lightly golden brown.
- Remove the Air Fryer basket and allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before removing them and placing them on a cooling rack.
- Make sure to allow the cookies to cool in the Air Fryer basket before removing them to a cooling rack.
- Store the peanut butter cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- Serve with milk or ice cream.
- Refrigerate leftover dough for up to 3 days in an airtight container to be used later.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.