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Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

5 from 7 votes

Chewy, lightly sweet, and filled with wholesome goodness, these Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are quick, easy, and delicious! Don’t heat up your oven making cookies – grab your air fryer instead and make a batch today!

A stack of air fryer oatmeal raisin cookies and a bottle of milk.

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Crispy edges and soft, chewy insides are the best parts of these air fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies unless you consider that they cook quickly in your air fryer without heating up the kitchen!

Easy enough for kids to make, these cookies are easy and delicious. And, easy on the sugar plus the added goodness of whole oats and raisins, they’re also a wholesome treat the whole family can enjoy. Perfect in lunchboxes (these are nut-free cookies) or just with a cup of coffee, these tasty cookies are going to become a new favorite!

What you’ll love about air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • They’re so easy to make!
  • Cook them quickly in your air fryer without heating the kitchen!
  • The recipe makes about 2 dozen, but can be easily doubled.

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder – Baking powder can expire and lose its effectiveness.
  • Salt – Kosher salt. If using table salt, cut the salt in half.
  • Butter – I use salted butter. It should be close to room temperature – cool and still somewhat firm.
  • Brown sugar – Packed.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Egg – Just 1 large egg.
  • Vanilla extract – Pure or artificial vanilla extract is fine.
  • Old-fashioned oats – You want large flake rolled oats, not quick-cook oats.
  • Raisins – I love golden raisins in this cookie recipe.

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How To Make The Best Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 325-F about 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to bake the cookies.
  2. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper folded or cut to fit.
  3. Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until well combined.
  4. Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or use an electric hand mixer).
  5. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  7. Mix in the oatmeal and raisins, mixing for 30-60 seconds or until just mixed.
  8. Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough and place them on a plate until your air fryer is ready.
  9. When the air fryer is preheated, add the parchment paper to the basket and add 4-5 cookies to the basket, ensuring plenty of room in between.
  10. Air fry the cookies for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and set.
  11. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and continue air frying until you have as many cookies as you need.
  12. Cool and enjoy!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Unlike many cookie recipes, you don’t want super soft butter, or your cookies will spread too much. If your butter is very soft, chill the dough for 30 minutes before scooping and baking.
  • Yellow raisins are my favorite in this air fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe, but you can use brown raisins. If your raisins are on the dry side, hydrate them in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain them before using them.
  • Unused cookie dough can be kept tightly wrapped in the fridge or freezer. Thaw before air frying.
  • Don’t overload your air fryer – the cookies will spread.
  • Don’t like raisins? Omit them!

Recommended

Storage

Air fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 days. If you want to keep the cookies longer than that, freeze them! Pop them into a freezer-safe zipper-top bag and freeze them for up to a month. Then, thaw as needed and enjoy!

Step By Step Photos

Finished air fryer oatmeal raisin cookies with milk.
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5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crispy around the edges but soft and chewy inside, these Air Fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are so easy and so tasty! Great in lunch boxes or just with a cup of coffee.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer cookies, cookies, oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, raisins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 105kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt use half as much table salt
  • 1/2 cup butter on the cool side of room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pure or artificial
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 325-F about 5 minutes before you're ready to bake the cookies.
  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper folded or cut to fit.
  • Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until well combined.
  • Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or use an electric hand mixer). 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the egg and mix on medium speed until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Mix in the oatmeal and raisins, mixing for 30-60 seconds or until just mixed.
  • Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough and place them on a plate until your air fryer is ready.
  • When the air fryer is preheated, add the parchment paper to the basket and add 4-5 cookies to the basket, ensuring plenty of room in between.
  • Air fry the cookies for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and set.
  • Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and continue air frying until you have as many cookies as you need.
  • Cool, and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Unlike many cookie recipes, you don’t want super soft butter, or your cookies will spread too much. If your butter is very soft, chill the dough for 30 minutes before scooping and baking.
  • Yellow raisins are my favorite in this air fryer Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe, but you can use brown raisins. If your raisins are on the dry side, hydrate them in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain them before using them.
  • Unused cookie dough can be kept tightly wrapped in the fridge or freezer. Thaw before air frying.
  • Don’t overload your air fryer – the cookies will spread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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