Gluten Free Wagon Wheels

by - December 12, 2018

One of my favorite shows of all time is the Great British Baking Show. If you haven't seen it,then you must head over to Netflix right now and start watching. I just love it. Most of the time I have no idea what they are talking about or what they are trying to make but that just makes it even more fun.  My husband used to make fun of my obsession until he sat down and watched it with me and now he is hooked.  He gets mad if I watch an episode without him because it is just that good.  I love Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.  They are great judges and each of the contestants are just so great.  When I was watching season 9 they made a cookie called a wagon wheel during the technical challenge. It was two cookies with marshmallow and raspberry jam in between coated in chocolate.  I thought that I definitely needed those in my life so I set out to try and make my own version and to just pretend for a moment that I was on the Great British Baking Show!

 I thought about how best to make these yummy cookies and thought I needed to come up with a delicious but sturdy cookie base that would hold it's shape but still be delicate enough to melt in your mouth.  I only had to think for a second before my sugar cookie recipe came into my mid.  I thought that my sugar cookies would be perfect because they hold their shape so well but they are still delicate enough to be soft and delicious.  They make the perfect base for these cookies and hold together well so that you can coat them with chocolate.  I only had one cookie break and that was because I was distracted by one of my kids. All the other cookies worked great to create these wagon wheels.
On the Great British Baking Show the contestants had to make their own marshmallow and raspberry jam as well.  Since I didn't have Paul Hollywood looking over my shoulder, I decided to skip that step and buy them instead of taking the time to make them.  I just bought regular marshmallows and cut them into 4 pieces so that I could easily cover the cookie with them.  You just pop them in the oven to melt them a little bit and then you have the perfect marshmallow for the center.  The raspberry jam felt a bit much to make it from scratch so I just picked up a jar of raspberry jam to make my life a little bit easier.  
The hardest part of this whole process is the chocolate.  If you don't mind being covered in chocolate and having your kitchen covered in chocolate then this is a good recipe for you.  I am not the neatest when I am baking and these cookies proved to be even messier than normal.  I don't work with chocolate a lot and so this was a bit of an experiment for me.  I am sure that I could have gotten them a lot neater and I probably would have been marked down for the way that they looked but no one cared once they bit into them.  The chocolate was a bit wonky by they tasted amazing so all was forgiven.
All in all it was super fun to make these cookies and fun to make something that I saw of the GBBS.  My best advice is the really let that chocolate set between steps. I tried to rush it a bit which is why I got chocolate everywhere.  These take a bit of time so you can let everything set but once they do, they are so good and travel really well.  A friend of my was carrying them on a plate and accidentally dropped them but they held up and not one could even tell.  They travel well and keep for a long time because of that chocolate keeping everything tasting good. This was fun and I don't think anyone would be sad if you gave these a try. Make sure to check out my video down below to see exactly how I made these and head over to my YouTube channel for more great recipes and product reviews.
Yield: 18 servings

Gluten Free Wagon Wheels

Seen on the Great British Baking show, these chocolate covered cookies are everything and more. They are two sugar cookies with marshmallow and raspberry jam in the center coated in chocolate. Doesn't get much better than that!
prep time: 1 hourcook time: 11 minstotal time: 1 hours and 11 mins


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend (I use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 20 ounces of gluten free dark chocolate
  • marshmallows
  • raspberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts to butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Sift together gluten free flour blend, salt and baking powder. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Mix until dough forms a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough making sure to dust with gluten free flour to prevent sticking.
  6. Use round cookie cutter to cut shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Do not over bake.
  7. Cool cookies completely before putting wagon wheels together.
  8. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe glass bowl in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  9. Cover 1 side of half of the cookies with chocolate. Leave to set.
  10. Meanwhile, slice each marshmallow into 4 pieces and set aside.
  11. When the chocolate on the cookies is set, spread some raspberry jam on the underside of each cookie.
  12. Place the other half of the plain cookies on the baking tray and place two pieces of marshmallow on top of each cookie. Bake for 2-3 minutes in the oven (until the marshmallows have just started to melt)
  13. Place the cookies with marshmallows on top of the chocolate covered cookie with raspberry jam.
  14. Use the rest of the chocolate to cover the other side of the wagon wheels.
  15. Leave to set then roll the sides of the wagon wheels in remaining chocolate until covered all over.
  16. Leave to set and then enjoy!
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