Healthy with Jodi

My mom’s Original Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies 

    (Organical creator: Terry Lynn)

    Makes 4 dozen


    3 1/2 cups Flour

    1 Cup Butter

    2 Cups Sugar

    2 Eggs

    4 oz Dark Chocolate 

    2/3 Cup Buttermilk

    2 tsp Vanilla 

    1 tsp Baking Soda

    1 tsp Sea salt

    2 Cups Drained Cherries

    Use room temp Butter.

    Mix Wet ingredients.

    Melt Chocolate.

    Add Dry ingredients.

    Add Cherries.

    Refrigerate Dough

    Bake 8-10 min on 350


    I am taking family favorite recipes and developing a new version for the allergy challenged 🤪 I love the Smells and Tastes of Christmas but cannot indulge in the treats without consequences.  So, I posted my version previously,  but I wanted to give credit to my mother.

    Hopefully you can look at both recipes and see where you can substitute ingredients to adapt to your families needs.


    Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies

      Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies 

      (Adapted from Terry Lynn’s Recipe)

      Gluten Free, Vegan

      Makes 2 dozen


      So, I decided that I wanted to enjoy the holidays without a stomachache this year.  I want all the sights, sounds, lights and TASTES that remind me of Christmas and family.  I was talking with my sister and looking through her recipes, all the hand written notes and recipes that have been passed on through the years.  I wanted to write down all the originals and also make a “new recipe” for the current times.  SO many clients of mine (myself included) have dairy or gluten allergies and I know we feel left out sometimes and or then sick later if we indulge in our “old favorites”.  So, here is my first recipe that I adapted from one of my mom’s recipes.  I will also post the originals so you can learn how to make substitutions with your family favorites.


      Chocolate Christmas Cookies Food and drink

      1 3/4 Cups Gluten Free Flour (I used Quinoa Flour)

      1 Stick Butter (8oz)

      1 Cup Monk Fruit (can use coconut sugar)

      1 TBSP Gelatin

      1/4 Cup Raw Cacao

      1/4 Cup Coconut Cream

      1/3 Vanilla Almond Milk plus 1 TBSP Coconut Vinegar

      1 tsp Vanilla 

      1/2 tsp Baking Soda

      1 tsp Sea salt

      1 Cup Drained Cherries


      Make “Buttermilk”.

      Drain Cherries.

      Mix Wet ingredients.

      Melt Cacao with Coconut Cream, then mix in room temp Butter.

      Add Dry ingredients.

      Add Cherries.

      Refrigerate Dough

      Bake 8-10 min on 350


      To make Vegan Buttermilk:

      Mix 1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk plus 1 TBSP Coconut Vinegar 

      (can sub apple cider vinegar )


      For this first round, I left out the cherries so I could make a crust instead.  The last creamy batter picture I added the cherries and made them into cookies.