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Bright pink cherry chip cookies sitting on a white plate. The cookies have red maraschino cherries in them and white chocolate chips.

Cherry Chip Cookies (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Dozen 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The cutest pink cherry chip cookies loaded with maraschino cherries and white chocolate chips. Such a fun and simple recipe for a Valentine’s Day sweet treat.



Cherry Chip Cookies

  • ½ cup (113g) salted vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (59ml) vegan milk, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ¾ cup (210g) gluten-free baking blend flour *
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum **
  • 1 cup (175g) maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup (240g) vegan white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar together on high for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the milk and almond extract and mix on high for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking soda, cornstarch, and salt and turn the mixer on low and allow it to mix until a dough forms.
  5. Add in the chopped maraschino cherries and white chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  6. With a medium 1.5 tablespoon scoop, scoop the cookie dough and place it on the prepared cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart from each other.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown and the center of the cookie appears to be just slightly underbaked.
  8. Remove from the oven and, with a butter knife or spoon, gently push any melted white chocolate or cherry bits back to form a perfectly round cookie if desired. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets fully. Enjoy!
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


* Check to see if the gluten-free flour blend contains xanthan gum. 

** Omit xanthan gum if your gluten-free flour blend already contains it or if you are using regular all-purpose flour.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 183
  • Sugar: 19 Grams
  • Sodium: 187 Miligrams
  • Fat: 8 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 1 Gram
  • Carbohydrates: 26 Grams
  • Fiber: 1 Gram
  • Protein: 2 Grams
  • Cholesterol: 14 Miligrams