Greek Sesame Rings

Gluten-Free Greek Sesame Rings Recipe

The aroma of Greek sesame rings baking instantly puts a smile on my face. When I was a little girl, I would sit on my father’s lap and dunk these into his black coffee whilst he quietly read The Greek Herald. I loved helping mum roll the cookie dough and creating a mess in the kitchen.

The combination of cinnamon, orange zest, and ouzo (a Greek anise-flavored liquor, similar to sambuca) creates a beautiful aromatic biscuit. These are not overly sweet, so they are perfect for afternoon tea and coffee. Hopefully, you’ll now create some beautiful ‘dunking’ memories with your own family!

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Greek Sesame Rings
Gluten-Free Greek Sesame Rings
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 30 cookies (approximately)
Calories: 128 kcal
Ingredients
  • ½ pound unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ouzo
  • 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
For topping:
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • Sesame seeds , for sprinkling
  • Demerara or turbinado sugar , for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, and ouzo, and beat to combine. Add all dry ingredients, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix until just combined.
  3. Roll a small ball of dough into a log and twist to create a circle. Pinch end to seal. Continue until all the dough is used; you should have about 30 cookies.
  4. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and demerara sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Greek Sesame Rings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Greek Sesame Rings Recipe

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