When you begin your holiday baking this year, don’t discount the handy dandy air fryer that stands proudly on your counter. In our house, we bake for all occasions, and Halloween is no exception. So really, my holiday baking begins at the end of September with cookies and quick breads perfect for fall. So when the itch to bake cookies hits you, give yourself some extra room by utilizing your air fryer. While you’ll have to reduce your cooking time slightly, baking these air fryer cookies can save time and space.
Why Make Air Fryer Cookies? .
While it isn’t ideal to use your air fryer for the sole purpose of baking cookies, I find that it is helpful when used alongside your oven. If you’re a busy mom who finds herself tasked with baking for the family and for school events, then your air fryer will make quick work of baking a large quantity of cookies.
In short, if you are tasked with baking three or four dozen cookies, bake three dozen in the oven, and use your air fryer for the dozen that remain. You will save at least 15 minutes of baking time if you bake and air fry the cookies at the same time. With that said, you will have to adjust the time setting and temperature setting on your air fryer to achieve the same type of bake your oven provides. For example, if the baking instructions say to cook at 350 for 10-12 minutes, then cut the temperature and time down on the air fryer.
Using those instructions, I air fried cookies for my son’s pre-school class at 340 for 8 minutes. Once all the cookies were cooled and plated, it was impossible to tell which ones were baked and which ones were air fried.
Baking season is upon us, and if you are a busy mom like me, efficiency in the kitchen is crucial. Put your air fryer to work alongside your oven with these delicious air fryer cookies for Halloween.
- 1 package pre-cut sugar cookies I used Pillsbury Halloween Sugar Cookies
Pre-heat air fryer to 340.
Place cookies directly in basket or on parchment paper in basket and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Plate and enjoy!