Combine your flax meal and water in a bowl to create your flax egg and set aside for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and nonstick spray.
In a stand mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add the flax egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until no dry flour remains.
Add milk and mix again.
Fold in your chopped cherries and chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
Spoon out a heaping tbsp size amount of dough and roll into a ball and place the ball on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, making sure to leave enough room for the cookies to spread a bit.
Bake for 16 minutes and allow to cool on the tray until they are cool to touch.