Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Chippers

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My mother, who comes from a family of great bakers, makes these every Christmas, and it’s one of my very favorite cookies.  I adapted so it is free of wheat, milk, and egg, so my daughter could enjoy them too.

Please check all of your ingredients to make sure they are free of whatever you’re needing to avoid. Labels do change, so read them every time you shop!


3/4 c dairy-free margarine

3/4 c vegetable shortening

2 c brown sugar

1 T egg replacer mixed with 1/4 c water

2 t gluten-free vanilla

5 c gluten-free flour

1 1/4 t xanthan gum (if your flour does not contain it)

1 T baking powder

1 t salt

12 oz dairy-free chocolate chips

1 16-oz jar gluten-free maraschino cherries


Preheat the oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Dump cherries and their liquid into a blender and pulse a few times until cherries are roughly chopped. Drain and discard the liquid and keep the cherries.

With an electric mixer, cream margarine, shortening, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the egg replacer beaten with water, and vanilla.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder and salt. Add gradually to sugar mixture and mix well.

Add chocolate chips, mix, and gently fold in cherries.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 min, until cracks start to appear in the tops of the cookies.

Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire cooling racks to finish cooling.

Makes approx. 4 doz.

Edited to correct a measurement.





About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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2 Responses to Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Chippers

  1. pinkiebag says:

    Oh these cookies look and sound great. I’m going to give these s try. Thanks for sharing.

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