Air Fryer Lemon Freezer Cookies

These cookies are delicious on their own but I like the extra zing you get from icing them with a lemon-powdered sugar mixture. Prep and freeze the cookie dough (will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months!) and when you're having a craving, slice and pop them in your air fryer and they will be ready in less than 10 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
36 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced, divided

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced


  1. Cream butter, sugar, and pudding mix together in a bowl. Beat in egg, lemon juice, and 1/2 of the lemon zest. Set aside remaining lemon zest for icing.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl. Add to butter-pudding mixture and beat until well combined. Roll dough into 2 logs, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.

  4. Slice frozen dough into 1/4-inch slices and place in the prepared basket.

  5. Air fry cookies, working in batches, until edges start to brown, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and leave in the basket until cool to the touch, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. While cookies are baking, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, and reserved lemon zest in a bowl. Dip 1 side of each cookie in icing. Let icing set until hardened, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
3g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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