As we have many gluten-free friends, we are always experimenting with different desserts to satisfy their sweet tooth's. Using the gluten-free flour mix from Trader Joe's we were able to easily convert regular cookie recipes into gluten-free! These are chewy, tender, and jam packed with nuts, cherries and of course chocolate!
Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Cherry Cookies
Makes about 2 ½ dozen
2 ¼ cup gluten-free flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup of room temperature butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs room temperature
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (about 3-4 oz)
½ cup chopped roasted walnuts
½ cup dried cherries
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the sugars, vanilla extract and the butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. Add eggs one at a time to butter sugar mixture, making sure you scrape the sides after each addition. Then add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Fold in the nuts, cherries and chocolate.
Chill batter for 3 hours or overnight (if you can wait!)
Preheat oven to 375.
Scoop batter into about 1 inch balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving room as these cookies tend to spread. Bake for 11-13 minutes.