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Decadent Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies (GF)

Decadent Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

These cookies will surprise you and your guests, and nobody will ever know they are gluten free!


  • 1 (19 ounce) box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) box chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, mix dry cookie mix, dry pudding mix, cherries and pecans.
  3. Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract; stir until soft dough forms.
  4. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set.
  6. Cool for 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and cream uncovered on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds; stir until smooth.
  8. Spoon generous teaspoonful on each cookie; spread over cookies.
  9. Allow chocolate to set until firm, about 1 hour.

Prep time 1 Hr 10 Min | Total time 1 Hr 30 Min | Servings: 32

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Cookies can be placed in a single layer in refrigerator to make chocolate frosting set up faster.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Cookie) Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 25mg; Sodium 150mg;  Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 17g), Protein 2g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 4.00%; Iron 2.00%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker