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Air Fryer Cookie For One

by Karly

This AIR FRYER COOKIE FOR ONE recipe is sized perfectly for the air fryer. With this you will get one big chocolate chip cookie. Big enough to share, but so good that you won’t want to.

A big chocolate chip cookie in an air fryer basket.

How often do you get a craving for a cookie, but don’t need to cook a whole batch? Daily, you say? I thought so!

This recipe is perfect for that situation. It makes one big cookie and by doing it in the air fryer you don’t have to heat up your whole kitchen, or make an entire batch!

The cookie will have a soft, gooey inside and a slightly crisp outside. These are like a giant bakery-style cookie and you won’t be able to resist it!

How to air fry a cookie:

Cookie dough and chocolate chips in a clear glass bowl
  • Add melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add an egg yolk and vanilla and stir again.
  • Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl to make a dough.
  • Stir in plenty of chocolate chips.
  • Shape the dough into a large ball and then flatten.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer basket and put the cookie dough in the center of the parchment paper.
  • Cook for five minutes.
A close up of a chocolate chip cookie on parchment paper.


If you need a cookie that you can dip into a cup of milk, you can just split the dough ball into two cookies. Cook for 4 minutes if you have two smaller cookies.

Milk chocolate chips are my favorite, but you can use peanut butter, white chocolate, or semi-sweet also!

You can add M&M’s to the cookie, or use them to replace the chocolate chips. Get creative and have fun!

A close up of a chocolate chip cookie on wax paper

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We use and love this six quart OMORC air fryer. It’s dishwasher safe and big enough for my family of four.

I just used regular parchment paper that I cut into a circle, but you could also buy this special parchment paper for the air fryer, if you think you’ll be making a whole lot of cookies. And you will be. 😉

A single chocolate chip cookie in front of an air fryer

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A woman holding up a large chocolate chip cookie.
A close up of a chocolate chip cookie on parchment paper.

Easy Cookie Recipe

Yield: 1 giant cookie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe is perfect for a one-person cookie! Use the air fryer to make this quickly and easily without waiting for you oven to heat up.


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a mixing bowl and stir with a spoon to combine. 
  3. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt to form a dough.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Shape the dough into a large ball and flatten lightly to form a ball of cookie dough that is about 4 inches in diameter.
  7. Carefully place a piece of parchment paper down in the preheated air fryer basket and place the cookie dough in the center. The dough will spread a bit, so be sure that the parchment is large enough to allow space for spreading.
  8. Air fry for 5 minutes.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. 


This recipe makes one BIG cookie. You can split the dough in half to make 2 cookies, if preferred. Cook for 4 minutes instead of 5 to keep the centers gooey.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 431mgSodium: 678mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 3gSugar: 58gProtein: 12g

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Nicalaine Brown May 30, 2022 - 10:25 am

Oh it’s way too easy and way too good. I’m gonna get fat! SO good!

Sonya April 26, 2022 - 6:39 am

The first time I made this, the dough was a bit on the runny side but it made the inside of the cookie a really nice texture and it was gooey. I made the dough again and ky looks more like cookie dough this time and I’m gonna leave it in the fridge so I can bake it later. 😃

Karly April 26, 2022 - 9:09 am

So glad you like the recipe, Sonya! Nothing wrong with refrigerating the dough first, but you might need to cook just a minute or so longer for it to set up since it’ll be cold. 🙂

Cindy February 9, 2022 - 12:36 pm

What setting do you recommend for baking these? I have a “bake” setting and also “air fry”.

Karly February 10, 2022 - 6:29 am

We only ever use the air fry setting on our air fryer, but I imagine either would work. The bake setting may take longer though.

Sharon October 5, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Hi Karly,
This sounds like a great recipe, especially since I live alone. Could I use a whole egg instead just a yolk, and maybe increase the flour a bit?
I’m new to Air Frying. Keep up the good work!

Karly October 5, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Hi Sharon!

We’ve only made this as tested, so you’ll have to do some experimenting if you want to use a whole egg. 🙂 It may work out but I can’t say for sure.

Lori L. Patrick March 3, 2021 - 4:25 pm

I had to bake mine,for a total of fifteen,minutes.It makes a good cookie,but a littlle too,sweet for me.

Sara February 3, 2021 - 6:04 am

I’ve tried this recipe several times. As directed, as well as air frying the jumbo cookie for 8 minutes and splitting it into two cookies for 5 minutes. Each time, I cannot get the bottom and middle to fully cook. This last time, after the cookies set for a few minutes, I flipped them and air fried for an additional 2 minutes. Has anyone else had this issue? I love the recipe, I just want my cookie fully baked instead of half baked. Any suggestions?

Karly February 3, 2021 - 11:10 am

Hi Sara! I haven’t had that issue, but my guess is that it has to do with the parchment. Make sure you’re using as small of a piece as you can get away with…too large of a piece will block the air flow. You might also try poking a couple of small holes in the bottom. That said, the middle is supposed to be gooey – it’ll set up as it cools. But the bottom/top should definitely cook through. Otherwise, I’m really not sure what the issue would be…my kids make these quite a bit and we haven’t had an issue with that in our basket style air fryer. I’d think the toaster oven style would be even more suited to cookies.

Sara February 3, 2021 - 9:39 pm

Thank you for replying! I have the air fryer parchment paper, so that’s not it. I also have the basket air fryer, but am getting the oven one soon. I’ll try the recipe again with the new air fryer. I like gooey middles, but when the bottom is also gooey, it’s just not done enough and hard to eat. I love this recipe and the idea of making one jumbo cookie at a time, so I’ll keep working it out. Thank you again.

Karly February 4, 2021 - 11:51 am

Well, shoot. I hate that it’s not working out for you. My next tip would be to try lowering the heat and cooking for longer to see how that does.

Doris Garcia January 27, 2021 - 10:20 pm

Would I get the same results using whole wheat flour?

Karly January 28, 2021 - 12:15 pm

I think the recipe would probably work with whole wheat flour, but the texture/flavor will be different.

monier January 26, 2021 - 6:05 pm

pas de friteuse a air est ce que je peux le faire cuire dans une tasse au micro onde merci

Karly January 27, 2021 - 11:40 am

No, they won’t work. You’d need to bake it in the oven.

Deborah Hurst January 18, 2021 - 6:42 pm

I wound up with too much liquid and had to add a bunch of flour to compensate, so it was more a muffin, but still delicious! I think my problem was I used a whole egg instead of yolk only. And maybe I should have have softened the butter versus melting it completely? Either way, I loved finding this recipe for a smaller amount than trying to figure it out on my own! Thanks!

Karly January 19, 2021 - 12:15 pm

Hi Deborah! Yes, using the whole egg would make a difference. The amounts are so small than any big variation like that will cause issues.

Steph January 9, 2021 - 12:28 am

This was soo good!! I put it in the air fryer for 8 min.

Karly January 9, 2021 - 12:04 pm

Thanks, Steph!

Stacy Renegar November 20, 2020 - 2:29 pm

What temperature for the chocolate chip cookie?

Karly November 21, 2020 - 1:51 pm

Hi Stacy! The full instructions are in the recipe card. This cooks at 350 degrees.


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