An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe made in the air fryer, as well as how-to tips.
110gms salted butter
100gms white sugar
100gms brown sugar (Muscovado is great here)
1 large free-range egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
180gms flour (I used cake flour)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
100gms chocolate chips
A sprinkle of Maldon salt
Beat the butter and sugars together using a stand mixer with the whisk or paddle attachment About 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and continue whisking for a further few minutes until pale and fluffy.
Whisk the baking powder and baking soda into the flour briefly using a whisk. Add this to the egg and butter and whip on low speed until just combined. Add the choc chip and briefly mix.
Scoop out balls of dough to the size that you want and either pre-chill or place on a lined baking sheet or plate. 30gms gives you a small cookie, 40 – 45gms a bigger one.
Preheat the Instant Pot Vortex Air fryer to 180C /350F and set the timer for the time required to bake the number of cookies you would like. I set it for 30 minutes to facilitate 3 rounds of baking.
Once preheated, place the cut-out round of baking sheet into the air fryer basket and place the cookies spaced out around the edges. You should get 6 cookies in with one in the middle if you are making smaller 30gm cookies. You will fit 4 in at a time if they are bigger.
Bake for 8 – 9 minutes for a smaller cookie, and 10 – 12 minutes for larger cookies. You can open the air fryer basket (carefully) at any time to check.
Remove the tray when they are done and if you have time, allow them to sit in the fryer basket until they have firmed up a bit. Alternatively, remove and set aside on a cooling rack.
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