In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on low until bound together, then on medium-high until smooth and fluffy.
Add vanilla, continue beating, then add one egg. Beat until combined, then add the other egg and beat until fluffy.
In a large bowl, stir or whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pudding mix. Turn mixer to low and gradually mix the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture until well blended.
Use a spoon or sturdy rubber spatula to stir in chocolate chips.
How To Bake Cookies in the Air Fryer
Use a 1-2 Tablespoon scoop. Scoop this amount from the dough, per cookie, and shape slightly with your hands.
Place four at a time onto a parchment lined air fryer grate, or on an air fryer approved baking sheet.
Bake at 350F for 8 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer and allow the cookies to cool as they are for about 5 minutes. Use a spatula to remove cookies from the air fryer basket and fully cool on a wire rack. Makes 24 cookies total.
How to Bake Cookies in Ramekins in the Air Fryer
Using six, 6-ounce ramekins and divide the cookie dough between them. This fills each about ½ way full. Top with a few additional chocolate chips.
Place ramekins on the grate in the air fryer basket.
Bake at 325F for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes to firm up to touch. At this point, you can let them cool completely before enjoying, or serve with ice cream on top to get the melted “cookie sundae” effect.
Do NOT preheat your air fryer with the parchment paper in it. The circulation acts as a fan and sucks the parchment paper up, causing a fire hazard. If you ever smell “marshmallows” and you’re not doing anything with marshmallows in the air fryer, something is burning. Turn off your unit, allow to cool and check the heating element.
These ooey-gooey pudding cookies have a caramel-like texture inside, but its vanilla of course. The pudding really is the key factor in taking this recipe over the top. They get puffy in the air fryer and then as they cool, become crisp on the outside, but maintain their gooeyness inside. They will look thick and smooth when removing from the air fryer and are delicate to the touch. You MUST let them cool and firm for 5-minutes at a minimum before moving them. It’ll be hard to resist, I know!