Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My friend, Christina, posted this recipe for two perfect chocolate chip cookies on her Instagram feed last week.  They sounded so good but with heat in the high 80’s and no air conditioning I wasn’t about to turn on the oven to make them.  After  mourning my cookieless state for a while, I realized I could probably bake these in the air fryer so I tried it and it worked great.

I used a 7 quart Gourmia air fryer for this recipe.  The time and temperate  in the recipe are based on what it takes to get done in that air fryer.  If you have a different size or brand start with the temperature at 350 degrees and check them every 3 minutes until they are done to your liking.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Christina Lane’s Dessert For Two Instagram feed

2 TBS butter, melted

3 TBS packed brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1//8 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla, until well combined.

In another small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt, mix well.

Sprinkle the moist ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until all the dry ingredients are combined.  Divide mixture into two mounds and press to flatten slightly.

Baking in the air fryer: Put the cookie dough in the air fryer basket.   Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the air fryer basket.

Cooking in the oven.   Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Place the  cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten.  Bake 17-18 minutes.  Eat.

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

When I bought my air fryer 6 months ago, I never expected I would come to use it and love it as much as I do my pressure cooker but I have. Between the two gadgets, I have literally gone weeks without starting my oven. I never would have guessed the could be so useful to me.

Today I would like to feature some blogs I have found that have good air fryer recipes.

1. My Forking Life — I just recently found this blog. It is one of a few blogs I found that routinely posts air fryer recipes for real food, not processed food.

2. Two Sleevers — I have talked about this blog often because I love the food. Dr. Pitre has many great air fryer recipes on her site.

3. Skinny Taste — The first air fryer recipe I tried was for bagels from her air fryer cookbook.

I have cooked a lot of yummy stuff in my air fryer but my favorite thing to cook by far are vegetables. My favorite vegetable so far corn on the cob.

Corn On The Cob

From Easy Air Fryer Magazine

4 ears of corn, shucked and cleaned

Cut the corn to fit in the air fryer basket. Place the corn in the air fryer basket. Cook at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, turning halfway through.

Air Fryer Hamburgers

The temperature is rising and my air conditioner is dying. So my air fryer and instant Pot are saving my butt right now. They are getting me fed without heating up my apartment so don’t be surprised to see a lot of recipes using them both the next couple of weeks.

This week I had already several air fryer recipes planned for the 4th of July so we will start with a good all American hamburger.

Inspired by Air Fryer Handbook Magazine

1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp salt, to taste

1/4 tsp ground black pepper, to taste

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 lb ground beef

Set the air fryer to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and parsley. Add the ground beef and mix well but be careful not to over work the meat. You don’t want tough burgers.

Divide the meat mixture in half and shape into two patties. With your thumb, put an indent in the center of each patty to prevent the patties from bulging in the middle. Put the patties into the air fryer basket and lightly spray the tops with oil.

Cook for 10 minutes. You don’t have to turn the patties. Serve with toppings of your choice.

Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits

It went from 63 degrees to 93 degrees, literally, overnight. Which really doesn’t make me excited to heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven or stove. Fortunately, I have an air fryer that doesn’t heat things up nearly as much. I have been cooking everything I can think of in the air fryer. I think these biscuits from Dessert For Two are my favorite so far.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe from Desserts For Two. Air fryer instructions by me

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

11/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

4 TBS butter, chilled, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup butter milk, plus more if needed.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, mix well.

Using two knives or your fingers, cut in the chilled butter until the pieces are no bigger than a pea.

Add buttermilk and mix until combined.

If necessary, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to bring the dough together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until smooth.

Pat dough into a rectangle about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut out 3 biscuits. Pat out the scraps and cut 3 more biscuits.

Place biscuits is the air fryer and bake at 400 degrees for 9- 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Sticky Sesame Chicken Legs

What not to say to someone during a pandemic. “Oh, your quarantine must be so easy because you don’t have a family.”

No one, I repeat, no one has had an easy quarantine, no matter what their circumstances. Married, single, kids or no kids, each person has their own difficulties and struggles each and every day. So maybe the next time we talk, maybe instead of telling me how easy I have it try asking how I am doing during this quarantine. The answer just might surprise you.

Sticky Sesame Chicken Legs

From The Everday Air Fryer Cookbook

4 chicken drumsticks

3 TBS soy sauce

2 TBS brown sugar

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced fresh ginger

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper.

Line a 7 inch cake pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Arrange the drumsticks in the pan

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, mix well. Pour over the drumsticks, turning to coat.

Place the pan in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 2o minutes. Turn the drumsticks halfway through the cooking time.