Use Your Air Fryer and a Cake Mix to Make Easy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
These cookies are incredibly easy and quite good! You can mix the dough up in just a few minutes. The dough air fries in about 10 minutes, so you can have fresh, warm cookies in less than half an hour. I use a cake mix to make the cookies, which is easy and relatively inexpensive. You'll only need half the cake mix, so you can save the rest for another batch of cookies later. The cookies are sweet, but the addition of oatmeal keeps them from being cloyingly so and gives them a nice texture (as well as a little extra nutrition, but they are cookies, so they're hardly health food!). The milk chocolate toffee bits are a little different than the usual chocolate chips. I like to add walnuts to the dough because the walnuts add a bit more crunch and the slight bitterness of the walnuts is a nice contrast to the toffee bits. The cookies are quick enough to make for a weeknight dessert and make great afternoon, evening, and tea time snacks. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Oatmeal Toffee Cookies -- Makes 12-15
1/4 cup of canola oil
2 tablespoons of water
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 2/3 - 1 3/4 cups of yellow cake mix (half the box)
1/2 cup of quick oats
3/4 cup of milk chocolate toffee bits (Heath bits)
1/4 cup of chopped/broken walnuts
Cut small pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket. In a medium bowl or measure whisk together the oil, water, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the cake mix and oats until combined. Fold in the toffee bits and walnuts. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops of dough onto the pieces of parchment paper, spacing the cookies as far apart as possible (at least an inch). I usually put only a couple of dough mounds on each piece of parchment (my air fryer is "medium size"). Put one dough-topped piece of parchment in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the dough at 320 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until the cookies are a deep, golden brown. Remove the cookies from the air fryer basket to cool and repeat the cooking process with the remaining dough. Don't want a dozen or more cookies at once? That's fine. Bake a few cookies and wrap the remaining dough well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the remainder of the dough to bake later in the week when you want fresh, warm cookies, oozing with melted toffee pieces!