3 Ingredient Air fryer peanut butter cookies recipe is a game changer. Enjoy homemade cookies in minutes.

Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies on cooling rack.
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3 Ingredient air fryer peanut butter cookies recipe

This easy air fryer recipe is made with a simple peanut butter cookie dough. With just 3 ingredients, you can make the best homemade cookies. These delicious peanut butter cookies taste amazing.

You will not believe how easy it is to make homemade cookies. This recipe is so simple that anyone can make cookies from scratch. Try more Peanut Butter Desserts and Air fryer cookies.

Can cookies be baked in an air fryer?

Yes, the air fryer is a great way to cook homemade treats. Cookies can be made in half the time as using a traditional oven.

It is a great way to make a small batch of cookies when the craving for dessert strikes. The cook time for this sweet treat is significantly less and you don’t have to heat up the kitchen.

The air fryer is definitely a game changer when baking cookies.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies

Ingredients: 

  • Creamy Peanut Butter 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Large Egg 

How to make peanut butter cookies in air fryer:

  • Step 1. Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  The peanut butter sugar should be well combined.
  • Step 2. Add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom of your air fryer basket and preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. 
  • Step 2. Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough into the air fryer basket on top of the parchment paper. 
  • Step 3. Dip a fork in granulated sugar and gently use the fork to flatten the dough balls in the air fryer basket. Create a criss-cross shape into each cookie. 
  • Step 4. Then air fry the cookies at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes until they are lightly golden brown. 
  • Step 5. Let the cookies sit for 3-4 minutes in the air fryer basket and then carefully move them to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  • Step 6. Serve warm and enjoy! 

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How to store:

Store air fryer peanut butter cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or bag for up to 5 days.  Store a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.  

Also, you can refrigerate the leftover cookie dough for up to 3 days to cook at a later time.  

How to freeze:

We prefer to freeze the dough prior to baking. Go ahead and scoop the cookies into balls.

Place on a cookie sheet and flash freeze for 1 to 2 hours. This process will prevent the cookies from sticking once in the freezer.

Transfer the frozen cookie dough balls into a freezer bag or freezer container. Freeze up to 3 months.

You can bake whenever the craving strikes for homemade cookies. You may need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time if frozen. This method is perfect if you want to enjoy just a couple of cookies or several.

Find even more information and learn how to freeze cookie dough.

How to tell when Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies are done?

The cookies should be golden brown around the edges. The center should be mostly set.

Air fryer temperatures can vary so keep a close eye on the cookies while cooking. You do not want to overcook the cookies or they will not be soft and chewy.

Why do you put fork marks in peanut butter cookies?

It helps the cookies to bake evenly. The edges will be perfectly crispy and the inside soft and chewy.

Not only does it help in the cooking process but it looks pretty too.

Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies on a plate.

Recipe Variations and Additions

  • Chocolate Chips. Add ⅓ cup chocolate chips to the cookie mixture.
  • Melted chocolate. Once baked, dip the cookies into melted chocolate. Another idea is to drizzle chocolate on top.
  • Hershey Kiss. As soon as the cookies have finished cooking, place a Hershey Kiss on top. You can use traditional kisses or try using hugs.

Try some of these fun variations or enjoy them plain. Either way, this cookie recipe is amazing and always a hit.

Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies in a pile.

Tips and trick for 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe:

  • Air fryer cooking time. Air fryers vary so check on the cookies while cooking. You do not want to over cook them.
  • Allow to cool. The cookies need time to set before being transferred to a cooling rack. If you move them from the air fryer too soon, the cookies will crumble.
  • Peanut Butter. Feel free to use any type of peanut butter that you prefer. However, we do not recommend natural peanut butter in this recipe.
Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies on cooling rack.

Enjoy homemade cookies in minutes.

This easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is effortless. It is such a delicious air fryer recipe that anyone can make.

Yu will love being able to enjoy homemade cookies any day of the week.

Air Fryer Peanut Butter cookies on cooling rack.

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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

4.78 from 162 votes
3 Ingredient air fryer peanut butter cookies recipe is a game changer. Enjoy homemade cookies in minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Let the cookies sit in the air fryer basket 3 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 198

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom of your air fryer basket and preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough into the air fryer basket on top of the parchment paper.  Dip a fork in granulated sugar and gently use the fork to flatten the dough balls in the air fryer basket and create a criss-cross shape into each cookie.
  • Then air fry the cookies at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes until they are lightly golden brown.
  • Let the cookies sit for 3-4 minutes in the air fryer basket and then carefully move them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or bag for up to 5 days.  Store a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.  
Also, you can refrigerate the leftover cookie dough for up to 3 days to cook at a later time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 198kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 5g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.002g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 98mg, Potassium 127mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 20IU, Calcium 13mg, Iron 0.4mg

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