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Air Fryer Biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuits (cookies) are quick and easy to make! Combining simple ingredients and your favorite flavor combo to rock your socks.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: air fryer biscuits
Servings: 24
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Chopping board
  • Mini Cookie Scoop
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tea towel
  • Mini bowl
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 1 cup icing sugar sifted
  • 250 grams butter softed, chopped into cubes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips to decorate
  • pecans to decorate
  • sprinkles to decorate
  • icing sugar to decorate

Instructions

  • Turn Air Fryer on to 180 degrees, 350 Fahrenheit, gas mark 4 (Note 1)
  • Remove butter from the fridge and set on bench as you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  • Use a knife to cut butter into small pieces and transfer to a mixing bowl
  • Use hand held beaters to beat the butter till pale and fluffy. Add vanilla to butter and mix in.
  • Sift icing sugar and slowly mix it into the creamed butter.
  • Sift flour and slowly mix it into the butter and sugar mix
  • Remove electric beaters and use a wooden spoon to stir the batter so that all of the dry ingredients are consistently mixed in
  • Use a mini cookie scoop and make individual biscuit balls, drop them into a small bowl of sprinkles and move the bowl around to ensure the sprinkles cover the entire biscuit, repeat, then place biscuits on chopping board Note *
  • Alternative options are chocolate chips, pecans and icing sugar
  • Place the biscuits into the Air Fryer Basket and cook for 8 - 10 mins. Once cooked the biscuits will be a slight golden colour. They will also be very hot as will the Air Fryer basket. Allow them to cool in the basket for a coupe of mins before using a flat utensil to lift out and place on a cooking rack. Note 3

Notes

  • Note 1 You don't need to do this step until you are ready to cook your biscuits. However, it is the 1st thing most people look for when reading a recipe and so has merit at the top of the recipe card for information. If your Air Fryer does not require preheating, simply turn it on once you have placed the raw biscuits into the Air Fryer and you are ready to cook them.
  • Note 2 Due to the perforated base of the Air Fryer basket, I don't recommend pushing the balls down in the basket to flatten them, the same way you would a baking tray. If you do, some of the biscuit dough would push through the holes and whilst they would still cook, the biscuits won't have a flat base, rather it will be all 'lumpy and bumpy'. Instead, once the biscuits are scooped, set them on a chopping board and use this (flat surface) to gently push the biscuits from the top down to flatten slightly. They won't spread too much in the Air Fryer on their own, so if you want wider thinner biscuits do this. A further point to keep in mind is not to make the biscuits too thin/flat. The mixture is deliciously soft and buttery, so they need to be a little bit thick to allow you to bite into them and not have the whole biscuit fall apart.  
  • Note 3 Once the biscuits are cooked, as much as you desire to, you can't really reach in and grab them out one by one. This is for a few reasons. The basket is hot, the biscuits won't have cooled and firmed up and they will fall apart. Rather you need to let them cool for a little bit in the basket and then use a flat utensil, slide it under them and one by one transfer them to the baking rack to finish cooling and firm up.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg