Air Fryer Pizookie

Air Fryer Pizookie

This Air Fryer Pizookie can be ready in a fraction of the time that an oven-baked pizookie is ready — plus, with this recipe, there are no special pans required (just some tin foil)! This pizookie has a crisp crust with an ultra-gooey interior and pools of melty chocolate. Top your deep dish cookie with your favorites — vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.

This recipe is for a chocolate-chip pizookie, but in this post I’ll share how to easily customize flavors to try a different type of cookie or several different type of cookies at once.

Overhead image of the air fryer pizookie with ice cream on top

Overhead image of the air fryer pizookie with ice cream on top

Air Fryer Pizookie

As much as my family loves cookies (it’s a lot!), there is something so fun about having a big cookie pie, loaded with vanilla ice cream, for all of us to share around the table.

Deep dish pizookies are a favorite dessert in my home (we’re obsessed with this S’mores Pizookie), and now it’s even more readily available with an air fryer! Between waiting for the oven to preheat and then baking a pizookie it takes nearly double the time that an air fryer will take. 

Recipe expectations

The texture of this deep dish Air Fryer Pizookie is slightly different from being baked in the air fryer as opposed to the oven. The edges, bottom, and top of the cookie are more crispy while the interior is very soft, chewy, and slightly more under-baked. If you don’t enjoy a gooey, slightly under-baked cookie, this recipe probably won’t be your favorite. (Try these DoubleTree® Cookies for a more crispy cookie.)

It’s also best that this pizookie is eaten right out of the air fryer. Leftovers don’t store very well — the slightly under-baked interior tends to make the rest of the cookie mushy as it sits. So plan to bake and eat this in one sitting for best results.

Process shots-- images of the wet and dry ingredients being prepped and mixed together

Process shots-- images of the wet and dry ingredients being prepped and mixed together

Air Fryer Pizookie Tools Needed

  • Air Fryer. I use, love, and recommend this Air Fryer (affiliate link). Air fryers do vary a bit from brand to brand, so timing may need to be slightly tweaked for your specific model when making this Pizookie.
  • Tin Foil. Instead of having to find a unique pan to insert into the air fryer insert, we’ve tested this recipe by using tin foil and it works perfectly! Stack two sheets of tin foil on top of each other and form them to fit the base of your air fryer insert aiming to make it 2-3 inches tall. Generously grease with cooking spray and then, when ready to bake the pizookie, press the cookie-filled foil “pan” into the heated air fryer (carefully to avoid burning yourself).
  • Cooking Spray. To ensure this Air Fryer Pizookie doesn’t stick too much to the bottom of the foil, be sure to generously grease the foil before adding in the dough.

Process shots-- images of the chocolate chips being added and mixed together, the tin foil being prepped and the dough being added in it, and it all being air fried

Process shots-- images of the chocolate chips being added and mixed together, the tin foil being prepped and the dough being added in it, and it all being air fried

One dough, tons of possibilities.

One of the fun things about an Air Fryer Pizookie is the potential for different flavors in one cookie. With varying tastebuds in the family, we’ll usually do 4 different flavors of cookies all in one pizookie. Even if everyone enjoys the same type of cookie, it’s fun to have a variety of flavors all in one dessert with minimal additional effort. Here’s what we do:

  • Make the cookie dough. Whip together the dough, but don’t add in the chocolate chips.
  • Separate the dough into 4 equal parts (just eyeballing it). Add one dough portion (at a time) to a separate smaller bowl and add in a handful of unique mix-ins (ideas below). Mix together that part of the dough and then press it into one quarter of the tin foil pan.
  • Repeat. Using the remaining 3 sections of dough, add unique mix-ins, and then press into the remaining quadrants of the foil pan.
  • Bake as indicated in the recipe card and enjoy!

Recipe mix-in ideas

As far as how much to add in, aim for 1/3 cup of add-ins per portion of dough.

  • White chocolate macadamia nut: add in equal parts coarsely chopped (dry roasted & lightly salted) macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips
  • Funfetti: add in white chocolate chips (or milk) and 2-3 tablespoons jimmies-style sprinkles
  • Cookies & Cream: add in a few coarsely chopped Oreo cookies and some white or milk chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate pistachio: add in equal parts of coarsely chopped (dry roasted & lightly salted) pistachios & dark chocolate chips. Sprinkle sea salt flakes on the cookie out of the Air Fryer.
  • Peanut butter: add in equal parts of peanut butter baking chips, peanut butter M&Ms, and miniature Reese’s cups
  • White chocolate cranberry: add in equal parts of dried cranberries (or dried tart cherries) and white chocolate chips
  • Triple chocolate: add in equal parts of  milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, & white chocolate chips.
  • Other add-in ideas: pecans, walnuts, coarsely chopped candy bars (like KitKats, Snickers, etc.), Rolos, caramel bits.

QUICK TIP

Another way to change up your Air Fryer Pizookie is to add different flavors of ice cream on top. If making a peanut butter candy filled Pizookie consider adding a peanut butter flavored ice cream on top. Try a salted caramel ice cream over the Triple Chocolate Pizookie or add cookies & cream ice cream to the Cookies & Cream pizookie.

Up close image of the air fryer pizookie with a spoonful being taken out

Up close image of the air fryer pizookie with a spoonful being taken out

Air Fryer Pizookie tips

  • Air fry the insert first: We heat the air fryer insert for 10 minutes before adding our dough which ensures a well heated air fryer that will cook the bottom of the pizookie at the same rate the top is cooked. We tested without heating the air fryer insert and the bottom ended up overly doughy.
  • Watch carefully. Air fryers will cook slightly differently model to model and there will also be variance depending on the size of your particular air fryer insert. Occasionally check to make sure the cookie isn’t burning. Keep in mind air fryers cook a lot faster than an oven, so it can go from perfect to burnt in as little as a minute.

More cookie recipes

Air Fryer Pizookie

This Air Fryer Pizookie can be ready in a fraction of the time that an oven-baked pizookie is ready — plus, with this recipe, there are no special pans required (just some tin foil)! This pizookie has a crisp crust with an ultra-gooey interior and pools of melty chocolate. Top your deep dish cookie with your favorites — vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.

Air Fryer Pizookie

This Air Fryer Pizookie can be ready in a fraction of the time that an oven-baked pizookie is ready — plus, with this recipe, there are no special pans required (just some tin foil)! This pizookie has a crisp crust with an ultra-gooey interior and pools of melty chocolate. Top your deep dish cookie with your favorites — vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (8 tbsp; 113g) unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup (114g) white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (202g) white all-purpose flour (See Note 1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (225g) milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips (we like milk best)

Instructions

  • PREP: Use 2 sheets of foil to form a “pan” the size of your air fryer insert. Fold up the edges to be about 2 to 3-inches high. Generously grease this tin foil “pan” with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool back down to room temperature– we don’t want hot butter, it will make the pizookie greasy!

  • WET INGREDIENTS: In a medium-sized bowl, use a whisk to mix the melted and cooled butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Whisk to combine, taking your time until the butter and sugar fully integrate together (it will seem like they won’t, keep whisking! It takes about 1-2 minutes). Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. At this point, heat the air fryer (while empty) for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. We need it very hot before adding in the dough.

  • DRY INGREDIENTS: Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add in the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.

  • BAKE: Once you’ve got a smooth dough, add it to the prepared tin foil “pan”. Press the dough firmly into one even layer. Remove the hot air fryer insert and carefully press your tin foil pizookie into one even layer at the bottom of the air fryer insert. Place back in the air fryer and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes (we do 10 minutes in my particular air fryer). Note 1

  • ENJOY: Remove and use tongs to pull the tin foil insert from the air fryer on to a large plate. Top with ice cream in the center right out of the air fryer. Enjoy immediately — it is supposed to be pretty gooey and slightly under-baked in the center. Because of this, the pizookie doesn’t store very well so best to be enjoyed right out of the air fryer!

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Air fryers will cook slightly differently model to model and there will also be variance depending on the size of your particular air fryer insert. Occasionally check to make sure the cookie isn’t burning. Keep in mind air fryers cook a lot faster than an oven, so it can go from perfect to burnt in as little as a minute.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 19.5g | Cholesterol: 53.8mg | Sodium: 14.9mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 40.2g

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