Today, I kicked off our summer with some homemade snickerdoodle cookies, made of course in the air fryer. They were simple, and one of the best things, besides them being delicious, is that I didn’t have to watch them. Talk about a win, win, and what child does not like to come home to a plate of freshly made cookies.
These are semi-healthy because they are made with homemade ingredients, if you wanted to make them Gluten Free, all you would need to change out is the flour.
If you haven’t made cookies in the air fryer, here are some general tips: ( I used my Vortex (air fryer oven) so I didn’t use parchment paper, but if you have a basket air fryer oven, this would be the time to purchase some, it makes clean up a breeze)
Now to be clear, I purchased these and set out to try them. I was armed with my Reynold’s Parchment Paper, which I truly use every day, and I recommend it to everyone.
I do spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray since if you didn’t the cookies would stick to the paper, and after they were done the cooking you wouldn’t be able to get them off (I tried and failed 2x before I came to that conclusion)
Here are some great tips for making the perfect cookie, in or out of the air fryer:
- Always read the recipe before you start. This way you ensure that you have all of the ingredients.
- Assemble all of the tools that you will need before you start. Once you start making cookies, your hands will get nice and gooey.
- Use the correct pans, making cookies on different pans, required different cookies times and temperatures. This should be noted in the recipe.
The tips for making cookies in the air fryer is to know your machine. I always put 2 cookies in to start, because every machine is different, the cookies will be done in two different machines at different times. So, I start with two cookies and then use 320 degrees F, as a starting point. Since, I want my food to be moist, soft, and delicious. I usually start all of my baking at that temperature. Today, I used the 350 degrees F, because last time I made cookies, that is what I found working with my machine. BUT again every machine is different, so you have to experiment. But once you find the point you should write it down on a piece of paper and stick it to your refrigerator.
Kitchen Items Used: (Note: Affiliate links are included in this post)
Omni, Air Fryer
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Air Fryer, Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
These are such easy cookies to make and the air fryer does a great job baking them (but you still use the air fryer setting)
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 6
- Total Time: 16
- Yield: 30 cookies 1x
- Category: Baked Goods
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
- Then add the eggs, vanilla, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
- Mix well.
- In a small bowl, mix the ground cinnamon and sugar.
- Shape the dough into about 1 inch balls, then roll them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Use your hands to flatten them, as ou place them on a greased air fryer tray.
- Air fry for 6 minutes at 320 degrees F (air fryer setting)
- Repeat until all of the dough is used (or save it for another day it will keep well fora bout a day)