Chocolate cookies are just the best! Especially in the holidays. These naturally gluten-free vegan chocolate wreath cookies are perfect to make at the end of the year. They are rich in chocolate flavor, so if you are a chocolate lover, you can't miss this recipe.
These gluten-free Christmas cookies are amazing. The consistency is slightly crunchy, but they will melt on your tongue easily. The flavors are perfectly combined with a hint of vanilla butter and rich chocolate flavor.
The combination of chocolate cookies and melted chocolate on top is everything. Let's make these double chocolate cookies easily at home!
Gluten-free baking can be challenging for newbies, but I've got you! But keep in mind, gluten-free baking will be always different from the original wheat recipes because they don't have gluten.
Here are some tips to make your cookies less crumbly:
- Use buckwheat flour. Buckwheat flour works wonderfully in many gluten-free recipes because it is sticky, so the batter will be less crumbly.
- Use maple syrup or agave. Traditional sugar is in powdered form, which is not an ideal consistency. Sure, it might work in some recipes, but for the best result, I suggest using maple syrup or agave.
- Use some type of binding ingredients, such as flax or chia egg. Soaking chia and flaxseed in the water will create gel-like consistency!
- You can use 1 tbsp of cornstarch, to make it softer and more combined.
These were some tips to make your gluten-free cookies a lot better. By choosing the right ingredients, you can create the best ever flourless cookies!
No, I don't recommend freezing Christmas wreath cookies. But you can freeze the dough easily for up to 2 months!
These Christmas wreath cookies are made very similar to cookies, so they won't be able to freeze. However, you can store them in the fridge for up to 10 days!
Can Ziploc bags be used for piping?
Yes, you can use a Ziploc bag for cookies, to create fun shapes. Simply add a nozzle inside the Ziploc back and cut it open at the top of the nozzle.
Important: Since the cookie batter is thicker, you will need to use some pressure to create fun shapes.
For this recipe you will need:
- maple syrup
- melted vegan butter
- rice flour
- buckwheat flour
- cacao powder
- baking powder
In a large bowl combine wet ingredients, then add buckwheat flour, rice flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt. Create a smooth dough, and put it into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
The next step is creating the cookies. You can use a cookie maker to make the best shapes of these wreath cookies, or you can use a traditional piping bag with a star nozzle, just like you would make the icing.
Put the dough in the cookie maker or piping bag and create a round shape. Use your hands to shape the circle, so it has a smooth edge.
You should be able to have at least 18-20 small cookie wreaths.
Put them in the oven for 12 minutes.
When they are completely cooled down, decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles. Enjoy!
These homemade gluten-free vegan chocolate wreath cookies are the best. They are perfect for Christmas or any other holiday. Double chocolate cookies are just perfection.
POSSIBLE INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS
This recipe is easily customizable. Here are some ideas:
- You can replace maple syrup with agave.
- Rice flour can be substituted with gluten-free oat flour.
THIS RECIPE IS:
- Perfect for Christmas
- Easy to make
- 100% delicious
IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES, HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES:
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup melted vegan butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 tsp salt
- In a large bowl combine maple syrup, melted vegan butter, and vanilla. Next, add rice flour, buckwheat flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt. Create a smooth dough and put it into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes add the dough to the cookie maker or piping bag with a star nozzle.
- Create a round shape and use fingers to smooth the cookie from the sides, so you can have a perfect circle.
- Put the cookie wreaths onto the baking paper and bake at 400F (200°C) for 12 minutes.
- When the cookies are baked, let them cool down and decorate with melted vegan chocolate and sprinkles. Enjoy!