Air Fryer Oreos

by Karly

AIR FRYER OREOS are simply amazing! They’re every bit as good as the fried Oreos you’d get from the fair, but they’re a little healthier and a whole lot cheaper in the air fryer. Plus, you can make them at home in minutes.

A close up of a fried oreo cut in half.

I love fair food! I would happily eat elephant ears and funnel cake all day and just skip the rides.

Of course, my favorite of all the deep fried foods is deep fried Oreo cookies! The crispy outer coating gives way to a soft, almost melty cookie. It’s seriously so surprisingly good.

With a major craving for some deep fried Oreos the other day, I set out to test making these in the air fryer. This made my day as I got to eat more than a few deep fried Oreos while testing! 😉

How to make air fried Oreos:

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The secret to making these so easy to cook is to use a canned roll of crescent dough.

A close up of an oreo on a square piece of dough.
  • Keep an eye out for the tube that says ‘crescent dough sheet.’ This means the dough is just one big sheet instead of being already cut in triangles.
  • Cut the dough sheet into 10 squares.
  • Wrap an Oreo with each square trying to make sure the Oreo is fully covered and the dough equally thick on all sides.
  • Spray all sides of the wrapped Oreos with cooking oil and place in air fryer. <— You can skip this if you want to cut calories/fat a bit, but it does help give it that fried vibe!
  • 4 minutes later, pull them out and coat them in powdered sugar.
Oreos wrapped in dough and sprayed with cooking oil in an air fryer basket.

Tips for making air fried Oreos:

  • These are best served hot from the air fryer. They’ll keep, covered, for a few days, but they definitely turn more into an Oreo stuffed biscuit vs. a fried Oreo after they’ve fully cooled down.
  • We haven’t tried reheating these, but if you do, I’d recommend doing so in the air fryer for a minute or two. Like most ‘fried’ food…these are best served immediately.
  • The traditional way to eat these is coated with powdered sugar. You can substitute the topping with whatever you like. Another popular option is a cinnamon-sugar blend.
A woman holding a fried oreo cut in half up to the camera.

Air Fryer Tips and Notes:

I don’t have enough experience with each of the many dozens of air fryers on the market. However, I will tell you which one I use and it is the OMORC Air Fryer XL. This one is almost 6 quarts which is perfect for our family of four and I can put it in the dishwasher after each use without worrying about ruining it.

Also, I have learned not to use an aerosol can non-stick spray. Instead I use a mister and pump vegetable oil into my air fryer. The aerosol can product can damage your air fryer basket over time.

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A close up of a fried oreo cut in half on top of another fried oreo.
A fried oreo split in half and folded on top of whole fried oreo.

Air Fryer Oreos

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

These Oreos are very rich in sweet goodness! They are much easier to make in the air fryer instead of deep frying them.

Ingredients

  • 10 Double Stuf Oreo Cookies
  • 1 sheet crescent roll dough
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough sheet onto a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to lightly flatten the dough.
  3. Cut dough into 10 equal sized pieces and wrap each Oreo in a piece of the dough, pinching the seams to close.
  4. Lightly spray both sides of the wrapped cookie with oil spray and place in an air fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd the basket. Work in batches if necessary.
  5. Air fry for 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar. 
  7. Serve warm.

Notes

Like most fried foods, these are best served hot.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

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3 comments

Vicki August 11, 2020 - 5:14 pm

Yum!

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Marilyn September 17, 2020 - 12:35 am

What temperature do you set on air fryer

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Karly September 17, 2020 - 11:35 am

Hi Marilyn! Step 1: Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees. 🙂

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