Last fall, Lauren Cabral and Harper Wilmoth started whipping up family dessert recipes in their Whispering Pines kitchen, delivering the goods to family and friends. Soon, the most deceptively simple recipe became so popular that friends started forking over cash for orders, and Cookies-N-Moore was born.
The couple became certified home bakers and took their cookie business first to Door Dash, where the overwhelming response for delivery desserts led to the creation of an online ordering portal. A few months ago, they purchased The Market Place’s food truck and converted it into a lean, mean, baking machine — with ice cream sandwiches on the menu.
“We like to say in our house that it’s in the love, and the love is butter,” Lauren laughs. “Both the combination of what we call love, mixed with dark brown sugar, and the size, makes our cookies really memorable.”
It’s incredibly different to be somewhere like Moore County and know what community and unity actually mean,” says Lauren, who’s from Los Angeles. “It’s been a process to get this where we think it needs to be, and we’re super blessed that everyone has accepted us with open arms.”