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 you're cravings suddenly hit.
Peanut Butter cookies are one of my favorite things to make and to eat. Growing up my Mom made them on special occasions and my brother and I always fought over who got the last one.
My Mom would let me help her make them because it was something that I couldn't mess up. I enjoy making these with my daughter now and we love packaging them up and giving them as gifts for special occasions.
If you love making cookies in the air fryer, you might also love these Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, and Monster Cookies!
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 occassionally:
- Warm the cookie and add a scoop of ice cream
- Put chocolate syrup and whipped cream on top and make a sundae
What do you need to make Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
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 Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
- Do not preheat the Air Fryer for this recipe.
- 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 slightly before taking them out.
- 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.
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.
Store them in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
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.
MORE AIR FRYER DESSERT RECIPES:
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.
Ann Marie Quealy
I noticed that your parchment paper has holes in it. Is this necessary?
I purchased pre-cut parchment paper with holes to allow air to still circulate through the paper. You don't have to purchase precut parchment, but I would add a few holes for the air to circulate. 🙂
Where do you buy the parchment paper with holes in it.
Hi Susan. I added a link in the post. I order mine online, and they have round or square depending on your basket. Thank you!
What should the temperature be?
hi Deb! I make these at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 🙂
Incredibly well written post and recipe. I wish I could post a picture with ‘nailed it’. Brown on outside, gooey on inside. Can’t eat them due to raw egg :/ 400* air fry for 5 mins.
Hi Chelsea! What air fryer are you using? One of the things we always mention is that you want to try this with your brand of air fryer. For instance, this recipe is made with a Cosori 5.8qt air fryer that uses 1700 watts. You would want to always TEST the recipe with your air fryer and adjust the time and temp accordingly. Glad you figured out what worked best for your brand of air fryer.
Sadly, it didn’t work. Not sure why I thought I could make air fryer PB cookies. Will probably stick to making them in the oven. Sad since this the first ‘official’ thing apart from frozen oven chips I made in my air fryer (which I got for Christmas). Cooked at 392F/200C (as hot as my air fryer gets) and misread the recipe and cooked them longer, maybe or 7 mins?
They were brown on top, bordering burnt where the fork marks were. But the insides were raw. Stuck a fork underneath them to pick them up and I had mixture come off. The only difference is I used natural PB as it’s all I had but that shouldn’t make them raw in the middle??
The type of peanut butter could be the issue. The other issue is that you could be using a different air fryer and your cook time and temp may need to vary slightly. There are so many different brands, and they all cook differently. I use the Cosori 5.8qt Air Fryer if that helps.
I have used this recipe as my stand by Peanut Butter cookies for 45+ years, of course back then I baked them in the oven. Can’t wait to try them in the air fryer!
YAY! It's my favorite.
Will the dough be super sticky I want to use it with a cookie cutter/mould.
I didn't feel like mine was super sticky, and I did use parchment paper to place them on. I am assuming you can use a cutter or mold for these, too. 🙂
What can I substitute for parchment paper?
If your air fryer allows foil, you can use foil. Just check your user manual and make sure you can before you do it. 🙂
I have made these for years and years. My kindergarten class loved the PB pizza. They got to decorate their own slice. However, since I got my AF I tried using stevia....horrible. Crumbly, and dry. Just an FYI.