Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Batch of sugar cookies on a blue plate topped with sugar powder

Looking for an easy dessert you can make in only 15 minutes total? This Instant Pot Sugar Cookies is the recipe for you.

A scrumptious no-bake cookies recipe using simple ingredients you already have.

Batch of sugar cookies on a blue plate topped with sugar powder

Quick, easy, and tempting Instant Pot dessert you can make for breakfast.

Try these Instant Pot Sugar Cookies with different toppings and let us know how it went in the comments 🙂

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Can I make it without an Air Fryer Lid?

Yes, of course! Just follow these instructions.

  1. Make the dough
  2. Create the cookies.
  3. Place a trivet inside of the Instant Pot.
  4. Place the cookies on the trivet.
  5. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Do a quick release and serve 🙂

I tried making the cookies with the Air Fryer Lid and by using the pressure cooking method above, and to be honest, the air fryer cookies are a little better.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

What else can I add?

If you want to diversify, you can add special ingredients to the mixture. Some ideas:

Melted hot chocolate

Colorful sprinkles

Butterscotch chips


How to serve

Serve these Instant Pot Sugar Cookies with:

A scoop of your favorite ice cream.

Fresh yogurt

Cool whipped cream

You can also decorate them Anyway you want. For inspiration check out these Instant Pot Halloween Sugar Cookies.

How to store?

Store these cookies to enjoy later in an air-tight container or a bag.

Instant pot Sugar Cookies stay fine at room temperature just keep them safe from moisture.

Can I freeze the cookies?

Sure. Feel free the freeze the sugar cookies for up to 2 month. You an also keep them in the fridge for a few days.

How to make?

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Take a bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and mix.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Take ANOTHER bowl, add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Whisk it all properly and make cookies of the dough.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Take your instant pot, place a fryer basket in it, and transfer the cookies into it.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Cover the pot with an Air Fryer Lid and air fry at 375F for 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

Dish out and serve with some icing sugar on them.

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

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Batch of sugar cookies on a blue plate topped with sugar powder

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

These simple yet chewy and appetizing cookies will be loved by your family!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: cookies, Instant Pot Halloween Sugar Cookies, Instant Pot Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • icing sugar for serving


  • In a bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
  • In another bowl mix butter and sugar using a mixer.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and keep mixing.
  • Add the flour mixture (the first bowl) to the butter mixture and keep mixing.
  • Make cookies using the mixture.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the cookies inside the basket.
  • Cover with the Air Fryer Lid and AIR FRYER at 375 °F for 8 minutes.
  • Open the lid and take out the cookies.
  • Add icing sugar on top and serve 🙂


Calories: 514kcal Carbohydrates: 70g Protein: 5g Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 375mg Potassium: 62mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 38g Vitamin A: 739IU Calcium: 31mg Iron: 2mg


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