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Air Fryer Irresistible Cookie Bites

by Clare Andrews from The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

After just 12 minutes in the air fryer these cookie bites are warm, gooey and packed with melty chocolate chips, the perfect quick sweet snack.

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Introduction

Cookies this good couldn’t be any easier to achieve! If you fancy you can freeze the uncooked cookie dough in a sealed sandwich bag ready for another day and bake them straight from the freezer –just add an extra 5 minutes to the cooking time. Super speedy and it means you’ll have cookies on tap!

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Ingredients

150g salted butter, at room temperature
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
225g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

Essential kit

You will need: an air fryer, and a large silicone mould or baking paper.

Method

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, muscovado sugar, granulated sugar, egg, plain flour and bicarbonate of soda to make a firm dough. Add the chocolate chips or chunks and beat again until well incorporated.

Using your hands, break off golf ball-sized pieces of the dough and roll them into balls. Continue until all the dough is used up. (If you don’t want to cook all the cookies now, transfer a portion to the freezer to cook at a later date.)

You can cook the cookies in a large silicone mould or on a sheet of baking paper. Either way, transfer the cookie balls to the air fryer, spacing them out so that they can spread during cooking and bake for 10–12 minutes at 180°C, until golden but still fairly soft (they will firm up as they cool). Depending on how many cookies you are cooking off and the size of your air fryer, you may need to do this in several batches. Leave to cool slightly, then serve still slightly warm or cooled. Perfect with a cup of tea or a glass of milk and a smile on your face!

Top Tip: If you want to bake larger cookies, just up the cooking time by 5 minutes or so and check the cookies regularly.

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From the book: The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

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