Communion supplies have come a long way in the last 20 years. Thanks to some wonderful innovations by our friends at the Ener-G baking company in Seattle, church members with allergies to wheat, gluten, nuts and dairy can still fully partake in the Lord's Supper. Several years ago a great-tasting gluten free Communion wafer was developed and for the first time, celiacs and other folks with food allergies were able to fully partake in Communion.
When we launched our Communion supplies business back in January 2012, we had our entire staff sample all of the different Communion wafers, including those inside our prefilled Communion cups. We were all surprised to discover that the best tasting, and our favorite by far, were the gluten free Communion wafers
Because these wafers have a more pleasant taste and texture than traditional flour and water wafers, we recommend these for First Communion celebrations for children. What can be even more fun is to bake up a batch of gluten free cookies, wrap them in festive florists' cellophane with ribbon with each person's name and a scripture verse on a little attached card.
Here's a great recipe:
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Original Recipe Yield 3 dozen
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 2 1/4 cups gluten-free baking mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C). Prepare a greased baking sheet.
2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually add replacer eggs and vanilla while mixing. Sift together gluten- free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the butter mixture until blended. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Your First Communion will be especially memorable when everyone can participate. The right First Communion supplies can make sure that it's an occasion that will produce many cherished memories.
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