I am that person.

We had a celebration this weekend of our two friends were ordained as decons! The ceremony was full of love and this was shown by all the people that came out to celebrate and congratulate Seth and Paul and the others who were ordained.

There was a pretty typical church cookie reception afterwards, which (kind of last minute) I agreed to help organize. Nick and I typically do not approach the receptions after events very optimistically. We just assume we aren’t going to be able to eat anything. And that’s fine. We never go to these events expecting to be able to eat and so we aren’t truly disappointed. And the way our lives are currently, we practice enough intermittent fasting that it’s not really an issue to wait 30 minutes until we get home.

But of course I made my gluten free cookies in excess for all those people hoping and wishing they could eat! I am that person because I was that person!

But, I almost forgot to mark them gluten free… Which doesn’t matter too much except two things… 1) those GF folks won’t know they have an option! And 2) people like my dad who doesn’t want or need gluten free food, and the thought has the tendency to turn him off or at least make him skeptical, won’t go eating them all before those who need them. So Nick saved the day by finding some coffee filters and a sharpie and labeling them accordingly.


These large beauties were another partial experiment, which will definitely be sticking around in my long term collection. White chocolate macadamia nut! I never cared for them growing up, but they are Nick’s favorite cookie and although I don’t know how someone can like them more than plain chocolate chip, I have come to like them very much. And they were a hit.

By the time I went to start cleaning up, there were only 2 GF cookies left (which Nick and I promptly devoured) and there definitely aren’t 4 dozen GF people at our church. So I hope all you people enjoyed them! I love serving in this way because… I can! And because I would bake anyway and get large if I didn’t sell some and give some away.

So… In honor of Paul and Seth’s ordination and my new exciting recipe… I will be giving away 4 large white chocolate macadamia nut cookies! Leave a comment on this blog and I’ll pick a winner next week!

Thanks all!

Spreading gluten-freedom,

5 thoughts on “I am that person.

  1. Debby Frantti

    I’m so sorry that I wasn’t able to stick around and sample the cookies (I would not have taken a G-free one, being the mother of a person with Celiac and the grandmother of a bunch of allergic kids) but I was so, so grateful for the time and energy you put in – in honor of our wonderful deacons, Paul and Seth. Sweet!! Thank you, Lauren and Nick. Great job!

  2. Laura Zimmerman

    YOU were the creator of these?! I should’ve guessed but I had no idea it was baked true north! Several people around me were also commenting how good they were! (None of us were gluten free and I felt semi guilty for eating one 🙂

    They were amazing!!!

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