Air fryers are the hot new trendy kitchen appliance and recipe developers, bloggers and home cooks alike are getting more inventive with their cooking.
Brandi Crawford, a food blogger from Kansas City, Missouri, shared a simple, classic baked recipe with a twist -- swapping your oven for an air fryer.
Her recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make from start to finish and Crawford said people have been shocked to learn that you can bake cookies in the small appliance. Plus, you don't have to make a full batch.
8 tablespoons butter softened (1 stick)
1/3 cup granulated sugar or sweetener
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar or sweetener
1 large egg, must be at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Crawford used monkfruit sweetened semi-sweet
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Optional sea salt for sprinkling
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl using a stand or hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Add egg, vanilla and lemon juice. Use the mixer and blend on low for 30 seconds. Then blend on medium for a couple of minutes or until light and fluffy.
With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t over mix.
Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Line the air fryer basket with air fryer parchment paper. Scoop the cookie dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons) and place them in the basket about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Use wet hands and flatten the top of the cookies. The batter is really sticky. Wet hands work well.
Air fry for 6-8 minutes on 300 degrees.
Remove the air fryer basket and allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the basket. If you handle them too soon they will not firm up and will crumble.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool for an additional 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with sea salt if you wish.