Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
Yes, you can even bake peanut butter cookies in your air fryer! The cookies come out crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. My husband said the cookies taste just as good as the ones baked in the regular oven. The difference is that the cookies bake more quickly, and you needn't bake a huge batch. You can have a few fresh cookies in about 10 minutes. The recipe I've included below makes about 18 smallish cookies, but I'm pleased to report that you needn't bake them all at once. I bake the amount I want and put the dough in the refrigerator so that I can bake more fresh cookies later. I can tell you that dough is fine after 5-6 days. After that, who knows? I usually run out of dough by then as the notion of having a few fresh-baked, warm, crunchy-soft peanut butter cookies is too appealing. If you have children (and/or a hungry spouse), imagine treating them to a couple of warm peanut butter cookies and a glass of milk when they come home from school/work. Your kids/spouse will have a much better day after their special peanut butter cookie snack!
Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies -- Makes about 18
1 cup of peanut butter (I like crunchy, because I like the peanuts, but smooth
works fine, too)
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
3/4 cup of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
In a medium bowl, mix together until fully blended, the peanut butter, egg, canola oil, vanilla, the sugars, and the milk. Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda until thoroughly incorporated. Cut pieces of parchment paper about 4-inches square and preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees. Roll the dough into balls about 1 1/2-inches in diameter, place a few dough balls on the parchment sheets, and then squash the cookies with a fork or your hand until they're about 1/4-1/2-inch thick. Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes or until they're golden brown. The cookies will firm up as they stand. If you like softer cookies, go for less baking time. If you want crunchier cookies, add a minute or two to the time. Let the cookies cool a little before you scarf them down, warm and fragrant with peanutty goodness, with your milk, tea, or coffee.