Air-fryer Choc-Chip and M&M’s Cookies

Happy World Teacher Day!

Big shout out too all the teachers out there. You want cookies, don’t you? Let’s cook some in the air fryer!

There’s a bunch of stuff you can cook in the air fryer, more so than just chips and chicken nuggets! Let’s get baking, air-fryer style!

Air-fryer choc chip and m&m’s cookies


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
60g unsalted butter, softened.
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk choc chips
1/2 cup regular m&m’s
Parchment paper


  1. If your air-fryer has crisper plates, remove them. I’m using a Ninja Dual Zone air-fryer. Add parchment paper to the bottom of the basket. Preheat your air-fryer to 170 degree Celsius if your air-fryer requires preheating.
  2. Using an electric mixer, add your brown sugar and butter into a bowl. Mix on low for a minute, then work your way to high until combined.
  3. Pause the mixer and add an egg and vanilla essence. Continue to mix starting on low and working your way to high speed. Your mixture should be a light colour and creamy in texture.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in thirds. Mix one third on low, pause, add another third, mix, pause and mix the last third. Do not over mix. You should stop when just combined.
  6. Add the choc chips and m&m’s. Fold it into the mixture using a wooden spoon.
  7. Turn the mixture onto some cling wrap. Roll into a cylinder and place into the fridge for at least 60 minutes to harden.
  8. Remove from the fridge and unwrap. Cut into small slices then roll into a ball using your palms.
  9. Flatten the balls so that they resemble cookies. They should be about 4-5cm wide. Make sure there is a lot of space between each cookie.
  10. Using the ‘Bake’ setting, cook for 10 minutes. When there is 3 minutes remaining, flip the cookies. (Different air-fryers cook at different speeds. Use your own judgement here. If you think they need longer, give them another minute or so).
  11. Cool the cookies on a baking tray.
  12. Try not to eat them all at once!

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