- A food influencer made a video showing her air-frying cookies in two minutes.
- While it’s gone viral, people seemed to be turned off by the ‘hack’ and said the cookies still looked raw.
- Before turning off her comments, the creator defended her cookies to commenters and said they were yummy.
A TikTok about using an air fryer to make cookies in two minutes sparked a good amount of disgust and negative reactions among the baking and air-frying communities on the platform.
The 11-second video, uploaded by the microinfluencer @brazilianfoodie last week, has amassed over 400,000 views. In the clip, the TikToker shows a packet of Pillsbury cookie dough that she then divvies up to put into her air-fryer. She lays out four chocolate chip cookies and shows them “done” after two minutes.
“When you learn to make cookies in the air fryer and it takes 2 minutes instead of 30,” on-screen text read. The video seems simple and straightforward, but the backlash has been immense.
Before @brazilianfoodie turned off her comments on Thursday, there were a few different types of adverse reactions: First, people pointed out that it shouldn’t take the creator 30 minutes to bake cookies (someone asked if her oven was broken). There have also been tons of comments suggesting the cookies still looked raw (one commenter called them “uncookies.”)
Commenters have come up with all sorts of disses and nicknames for what her air-fried cookies looked like: “Dookie cookies,” hockey pucks, “browned dough,” and “free salmonella,” which was particularly harsh.
To her credit, before she turned off commenting, the creator took the insults very well. She responded to multiple comments by saying they tasted really good. She also suggested that eating raw cookie dough was OK, although food safety experts have long cautioned against it. The CDC warns anyone handling cookie dough of the risk of contracting E.coli and salmonella.
Despite the mass turn-off to @brazilianfoodie’s food “hack,” the video has gone viral because there is an enthusiastic air-frying community online, with people swapping all kinds of recipes and tricks to try with their air-fryers. It’s become a massive subculture on the app, with over 700 million cumulative views. Many creators have gone viral by sharing their own hacks, but this one will probably only live in infamy.
@Brazilianfoodie did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.