Air-Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


3 dozen

Updated: Aug. 27, 2023
An iconic American cookie, this version is so easy to mix up and bakes even faster in the air fryer. With these air-fryer peanut butter cookies, cravings can now be satisfied in mere minutes. —Maggie Schimmel, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Air-Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls. Flatten with a fork.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In batches, place 1 in. apart in greased air fryer. Cook until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on the pan and remove to wire racks to cool.
Air-Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies Tips

Do I have to imprint my peanut butter cookies with crisscross marks?

Crisscross marks are not essential—they’re just for decoration. It is essential, however, to flatten the cookie dough balls prior to baking your best batch of cookies. (Peanut butter cookie dough is more dense than other cookie doughs, so flattening allows for more even baking.) You can use the bottom of a drinking glass to flatten, but a fork is probably easier and quicker.

How can I jazz up plain peanut butter cookies?

It’s easy to give your peanut butter cookies a little extra oomph. Drizzle melted chocolate on top or dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate. Do the same with melted peanut butter chips or spread some on top and add a dollop of jam or jelly. Mix in toffee bits, chopped peanuts or pretzels, Reese’s Pieces candies or finely chopped peanut butter cups to the batter for even more fun flavor!

How do I store air-fryer peanut butter cookies?

After the cookies have cooled completely, place them in an airtight container or resealable bag and store at room temperature. To freeze cookies, store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 66 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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