These air fried Oreos are a super simple dessert that is quick and easy to make at home! They are like deep fried Oreos you’d get at a state fair but with less effort, cost, calories and guilt. This treat is made with 2 ingredients and takes about 10 minutes!
Deep fried Oreos are a decadent carnival dessert. Oreo cookies are wrapped in dough, deep fried and then topped with powdered sugar to make them even sweeter.
They are the kind of dessert most people would never even think to recreate at home. But with an air fryer you can make air fried Oreos without messy pots of oil and enjoy this tasty fair food with very little effort, using store bought refrigerator biscuits.
Why You Will Love Air Fried Oreos
- They taste amazing!
- The outside is brown and crispy but the dough and cookie inside is soft.
- It takes less than 10 minutes to make a batch of this 2 ingredient treat.
- The process is easy and kids can help by wrapping the Oreos.
**For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below.
Oreos – I make these with regular Oreos. But you could use double stuffed or mint Oreos or anything you like. If it is a type of Oreo you enjoy eating then adding dough and air frying it will only make it tastier!
Biscuits – This recipe uses a can of refrigerator biscuits for the dough surrounding the cookie. For these I specifically used Grands Flaky Layers biscuits. But I have made them with other biscuits before and they work fine. You could also use homemade biscuit dough.
That is all you really need, this is essentially a 2 ingredient recipe! I also used some milk and topped them with powdered sugar, but both of those ingredients are optional.
How to Make Fried Oreos in the Air Fryer
1. Flatten the Dough
Take the biscuit dough out of its package. Divide each biscuit in half.
Roll each half into a ball and then flatten it on a cutting board.
2. Wrap the Cookie
Quickly dip an Oreo cookie into the milk. This is optional, but it will make the cookie softer after baking, so I usually dip them.
Put the cookie on the flattened biscuit dough and wrap it up. Cover the entire cookie and push the edges together to make a dough ball with a cookie inside.
3. Air Fry
Once you have a few Oreos wrapped set the air fryer to preheat at 370 degrees F for 3 minutes.
I prefer to put down parchment paper in the air fryer basket to make clean up easier. You can buy air fryer parchment paper which is precut to fit it inside an air fryer basket. You can also cut your own, but using the precut parchment paper is a nice time saver!
Make sure you don’t put the parchment paper in the basket until after you preheat! It will fly up and stick to the heating element if you leave it in while preheating.
After preheating put the cookies into the air fryer basket, keeping them spaced apart so that they have a little room to expand. I can easily fit 6 of the cookies in my 5.8 quart Cosori air fryer.
Cook them at 370 degrees F for 5 minutes, until golden brown on top. You don’t need to flip them over.
How to Serve
For the best state fair experience dust the tops of the cookies with some powdered sugar. Then let them cool for a few minutes and enjoy them warm with a glass of milk!
They are crispy outside but soft and gooey inside, with lots of chocolate flavor.
How to Store
These air fried Oreos don’t store well and they taste better warm than cold. So I only make what my family is going to eat in one sitting. This also means I usually only make one batch of 5 or 6 cookies.
What about the extra biscuits?
If I only make 5 or 6 deep fried Oreos then there will be leftover refrigerated biscuit dough. This can go in a zippered bag and be stored in the refrigerator.
Then I make biscuits for dinner or breakfast the next day. The dough doesn’t keep for long, but it will keep for 24 hours. You could also just make more air fried Oreos the next day, or use it to make my easy air fryer donuts!
These air fryer Oreos are similar, but don’t taste exactly the same as deep fried Oreos. They have a comparable taste but the air fried ones are noticeably less greasy. I prefer them less greasy, but others might disagree!
These Oreos don’t need any added oil. If you like you can spray the tops with some oil and they will get a little browner.
If you do decide to use oil make sure you don’t use an aerosol like Pam, which can damage the finish on the air fryer basket. Use oil in spray bottle instead.
You can also use homemade biscuit dough or refrigerator crescent rolls to wrap the cookies. I prefer them with biscuit dough to crescent rolls and I think they are a little easier to wrap. But they are yummy either way.
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- 6 Oreo cookies
- 3 canned biscuits
- 1/2 cup milk, optional
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional
- Cut each biscuit in half.
- Roll the biscuit halves in your hands then flatten them into a circle.
- Dip an Oreo cookie into milk. This is optional, but it will soften the cookie.
- Put the cookie on the flattened dough and bring the sides up to completely cover the cookie and form it into a dough ball. Repeat with remaining Oreos.
- Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F for 2 minutes.
- Put the cookies in the air fryer basket, being sure to leave space between them so they can expand.
- Air fry the cookies at 370 degrees F for 5-7 minutes, until they are golden brown on top.
- Dust the Oreos with powdered sugar if desired.
- Serve warm.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g
Nutrition facts are estimates.