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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies take my favorite cookie and get it done even quicker! They're just as delicious as you'd think! Peanut butter cookies have always been my favorite - and I doubled up the peanut butter - and don't forget to roll them in sugar! That was my Grandma's final touch!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
0 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 68 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar for rolling


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • In a second bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together peanut butter and softened butter.
    1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup peanut butter
  • Add sugars and mix until well combined
    1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar
  • Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix
    1 egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp milk
  • Slowly add flour in small increments and mix to combine. Be careful not to overmix
  • Refrigerate dough for 30 min
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough
  • Roll dough balls into a ball and roll in sugar
    1/3 cup sugar
  • Set on parchment paper on air fryer tray
  • Use a fork to flatten cookie
  • Air fry at 350 for 6 minutes
  • Let cookies rest for 1-2 minutes before removing from tray so they have a minute to set up
  • When doing subsequent batches - check at 4-5 minutes as air fryer is already hot and will take less time to cook cookies


How do you know when cookies are done?
I’m a big fan of soft cookies and like them a bit underdone – so they should be set but not firm. They’ll continue to cook after removed from air fryer. Moral of the story – take them out sooner than later – you’ll be glad you did!
How do you store cookies after baked?
Air tight container – I use a large rubbermaid-style tub.
Can you freeze peanut butter cookies?
Yes – the morning after I make them – I always freeze at least half of them – just in a freezer bag.
Will this work with nut butter?
Not sure – I haven’t tried. I would think it should work – but I would avoid a natural peanut butter that separates and has a bunch of oil at the top.
What can you add to peanut butter cookies?
I added peanut butter chips and chocolate chips to some of mine – you could also use chunky peanut butter for some chunks of peanut as well! They don’t get “melty gooey” like a chocolate chip cookie – but it’s still tasty!
**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 1.6gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4.7gCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, cookie, peanut butter
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