You know how the song goes. These golden ring cookies are super easy and fun to make and put together and they're even more perfect for any holiday party. Make from a blend of rye flour and gluten-free flour, these crunchy cookies are speckled with dark chocolate chunks. Tie a ribbon around them and serve them as "ornaments" on a mini tree .

5 Golden Rings Chocolate Chunk Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 1/4 cups rye flour
  • 1 1/2 cups, plus 2 3/4 tablespoons plain gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 a teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of orange extract
  • 1/2 cup, plus 3 3/4 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 a vegan dark chocolate bar
  • Edible gold shimmer spray
  • Cake luster spray/dust


  1. Get all of your ingredients out and measure them. Preheat oven to 355°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and salt until mixed.
  3. Next, in a separate mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: oil, orange extract, and maple syrup.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix up until a moist dough forms. Then, tip in the chunks of chocolate.
  5. Dust your worktop with flour and with clean hands, scoop up the mixture and roll with a rolling pin until around 1/3-inch thick.
  6. Use a large cookie cutter and cut out circle shapes and with a smaller cutter, cut a small circle in the middle to form a doughnut shape and place onto your lined baking tray.
  7. When you have all of the cookies lined up, pop them into the oven for 8 minutes.
  8. After 7 minutes check the cookies, and bake for an extra 5 minutes, until the cookies are a light, golden brown.
  9. Take the tray out of the oven and place on your work surface. Immediately scoop up the cookies and place on a cooking rack to cool.
  10. Wait until the cookies have fully cooled then spray with gold shimmer spray and luster spray.
  11. Keep stored in a sealed container.


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