White Chocolate Cherry Kaleidoscope Cookies {Gluten Free}

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I have a bad habit of not fully reading the directions for a recipe.  I am notoriously a skimmer of the ingredients.  I do that simply to make sure there isn’t some odd, overly expensive ingredient that would keep me from wanting to make the recipe.  But I really never look at the instructions until I’m making the recipe.

I tell you this because when Brianna sent me these Gluten Free White Chocolate Cherry Kaleidoscope Cookies as her Christmas Cookie Swap recipe, I didn’t look at the instructions at all!  I, like always, looked at the ingredients, figured out what I needed to buy & set to making some cookies.  About half way through, I realized that these bad boys needed to be wrapped in saran wrap & stuck in the fridge.  Well schnikes, I didn’t have saran wrap.

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Long story short, the bowl of my stand mixer hung out in the fridge for a while.  It worked fine, but do know going in that these cookies hold their shape while baking (hence the wrap & slice part of the instructions) so unless you want scoop shaped cookies, flatten them out a little.

Or just actually follow the instructions & buy saran wrap.

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White Chocolate Cherry Kaleidoscope Cookies - Gluten Free

Yield: about 3 dozen


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
3 cups rice flour blend
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped candied cherries


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
  3. Add the salt, baking powder & xantham gum and mix until just combined. Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until all 3 cups of rice flour blend have been incorporated.
  4. Add the white chocolate chips and candied cherries and mix in by hand.
  5. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap on a flat working surface and place half of the dough on it. Form the dough into a log, wrap in the plastic wrap, and freeze until firm.
  6. Repeat with the other half of dough.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  8. Slice the chilled dough into 1/4" slices and place on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottom just barely starts to turn golden.
  10. The cookie will still be white and will be a bit soft, but will set up as it cools.


I actually made these cookies non GF - to do that just leave out the xantham gum & substitute all purpose flour for the rice flour.

RECIPE CREATED BY: Flippin' Delicious



XMAS Cookie Recipe Swap

Now, head on over & check out the recipe I shared with Brianna!!  And then come back & check out the other recipes from the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap!



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