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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Easter Story Cookies

Easter Story Cookies

I am going to try to make these this year. I know they will taste wonderful but I think the experience will be a great one for my children!
Ingredients you need:

1 c. whole pecans , 1 tsp. Vinegar, 3 egg whites , pinch salt, 1 c. sugar, zipper baggie, wooden spoon, tape, Bible

Preheat oven to 300 F. Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19: 28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10: 10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add I cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us. He wants us to know and belong to him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven off.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16: 20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow. On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9.



Dave Richards said...

This is really great to read...and well thanks for posting the recipe as well...and for some more resources and goodies for Easter also visit my blog on Easter Wishes sometime and check out all that i've posted there!!!!

Purring Piggy said...

Did you get them made??
I love doing this with the children...but I usually wait a few years inbetween so it is fresh and the newest children don't know the secret! There is nothing like the look on their faces when you tell them they have to go to bed without cookies! One of my favorite lessons!