February 10, 2023
Air Fryer Cookie Dough Pots!
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Deliciously easy air fryer cookie dough pots with a gooey cookie dough full of chocolate chips, ready in less than 20 minutes!
SO far we have all adored my air fryer cookies and my air fryer brownies, so I thought I would bring a deliciously quick treat that is ready in 20 minutes, and super easy… gooey cookie dough pots!
So when it comes to down to the cookie dough for a cookie dough pot like this, I tend to stick to what I know. I have a microwave cookie recipe on this recipe, which makes two, but I also have my individual cookie dough desserts. The first recipe, the microwave cookies, works well but it really does suit a microwave more.
When I make my individual cookie dough desserts, everyone raves about them. They are like the warm gooey cookie dough you get from Pizza Hut, or other takeaway places and restaurants and they are a little bit life changing I won’t lie.
My triple chocolate cookie dough desserts are the main inspiration for this air fryer cookie dough pots as I was craving a chocolate cookie. All I did was split the two cookie dough desserts into four ramekins and then bake in the air fryer.
I obviously went for a chocolate based cookie dough which comes from the cocoa powder in the cookie mixture. If you want to have a cookie dough that isn’t chocolate, you can leave out the cocoa powder and add in more plain flour instead of the same weight as the cocoa powder.
I decided to add white, milk and dark chocolate chips into my cookie dough because I love things as chocolate as possible, but this is of course optional. You can see all of one flavour, two, three like I do… or even anything else you fancy! Chocolate orange, M&Ms, mint aero etc.
However, when baking in the air fryer, the chocolate chips you put on top do singe slightly so some chocolate may melt/explode a bit more than regular chocolate chips.
I used this pack of four ramekins for my air fryer cookie dough pots, at 9cm in size. I found the amount of cookie dough perfectly split between the four ramekins to the ideal size portion, but ramekins can vary in size slightly.
In my original cookie dough desserts I used creme brûlée dishes which will also work, but arguably they are harder to fit into the air fryer. I don’t prep my ramekins in any way other than to get them out the cupboard, but I don’t grease or line them as they are served directly in the ramekins.
Baking in an air fryer
So baking in an air fryer is surprisingly easy if you haven’t tried it before, and I would 100% recommend trying sweet recipes in the air fryer if you have one. My air fryer cookies were designed for when you want a cookie on the go, as you can prep the cookies, freeze them, and bake them as and when you want them without having to use an oven.
My air fryer brownies were a little life changing, and I am still not over how much I love them, but these beautiful air fryer cookie dough pots are even easier. You honestly just whack the cookie dough into the ramekins, shove as many ramekins that will fit into the air fryer (annoyingly, mine is two at a time, or three but one still gets left behind) and bake.
I always ‘bake’ my air fryer recipes on the air fryer setting itself. I have this air fryer, and whilst it is amazing, I know some other air fryers are a lot more basic so I test on a setting that will work for all.
Tips & tricks
- You can make the cookie dough plain/vanilla flavoured by leaving out the cocoa powder and adding in more plain flour
- You can use whatever chocolate chips you want
- I use this air fryer – some will fit all four pots in at once, some may only fit two etc
- You can air fry two, and freeze the other two for a later date
- I use these 9cm ramekins
- These are best served fresh and warm, whilst still gooey
- Top with ice cream for an indulgent and easy dessert
Air Fryer Cookie Dough Pots!
- 60 g unsalted butter
- 100 g light brown sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 100 g plain flour
- 25 g cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 50 g white chocolate chips
- 50 g milk chocolate chips
- 50 g dark chocolate chips
- Add the butter to a bowl with the sugar and mix together until combined
- Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix well again.
- Add the flour, bicarbonate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips and mix well until it comes together to form a lovely thick cookie dough..
- Divide the mixture into 4 ramekins - mine are about 9cm in size.
- Place the ramekins into the air fryer basket and bake on the air fry mode for 12-14 minutes at 160ºc - you can do this in batches if they don't all fit.
- Remove from the air fryer and let it cool for a couple of minutes and then serve with a giant dollop of ice cream!
- This beauty is inspired by my triple chocolate cookie dough desserts
- You can swap the sugar for granulated sugar
- You can use all of one chocolate, or just two, etc
- These are best served warm and fresh.
- If you only want two, you can freeze the cookie dough in the ramekins for a later date - purely at 1-2 minutes air fry time if air frying from frozen.
- I use this air fryer - some will fit all four pots in at once, some may only fit two etc
- I use these 9cm ramekins
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I will try these for my pudding tomorrow in my microwave/air fryer – will you be doing more recipes for cooking in an air fryer?
on my to do list I promise! x
Any idea how to long to bake in a conventional oven? X
Hiya! Take a look at my individual cookie dough desserts recipe – this uses an oven! Hope this helps! x
Can’t wait to try these!!
I only have steel/metal ramekins, do u think I can use them instead ?