Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Make these on Easter Eve, right before bedtime for the kiddies. Preheat the oven to 300--this is VERY important! Read the corresponding Bible passage while adding the necessary ingredients.


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees--you MUST do it now. Also, gather a cooking mallet, kitchen mixer, masking tape and Bible.
  2. Read John 19:1-3 ~ Jesus was beaten for our sins; beat the nuts with a cooking mallet; set aside.
  3. Read John 19:28-30 - Jesus drank something like vinegar (gall), sniff the fragrance, dip finger in and taste, too; place the vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  4. Read John 10:10-11 - Egg whites symbolize Jesus' holy, innocent life; add whites to the bowl with the vinegar.
  5. Read Luke 23:27 - the bitter tears of the women; taste a few grains, remember your own sins; add the salt to the bowl.
  6. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 - Sweet salvation! Taste and see; add to the bowl.
  7. Crank up the mixer and let it go while you read from Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3; let the mixer go for about 12-15 MINUTES; this needs to be VERY stiff!
  8. Read Matthew 27:57-60 - Fold the nuts into the egg-sugar mixture; this symbolizes the rocks in the garden.
  9. Using a scoop or knife & spoon, drop by spoon into mounds (to resemble a rocky tomb); put into the oven and turn it OFF!
  10. Read Matthew 27:65-66 - The tomb is sealed; use two pieces of tape (5-6 inches long) to "seal" the door edges (symbolically).
  11. Read John 16:20 & 22 - Consider these passages, then go to bed!
  12. NEXT MORNING: Read Matthew 28:1-9 - Jesus is risen! Behold--the empty tomb! Unseal the oven door, take out the cookies, break or bite one in half -- it should be hollow inside---empty---just like the Tomb!
  13. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
Most Helpful

I tagged these in Please Review. I had seen this B4 and I love the idea of teaching the Easter story and making cookies at the same time. The only problem I had was that I made them too small (it didn't state the size to drop and I didn't look at the serving size until the next day) and I think that made them not hollow. They were still a little sticky too. It might have been the weather too. We scraped some off to try and the 4 yo kept wanting more! This might be fun for Easter to add food coloring too (although that might kill the "purity" part of the lesson! :))

WI Cheesehead April 09, 2007

I made these and they turned out just being meringue cookies. I didn't tell the story because I thought it was kind of creepy.

Rockamama August 08, 2012

I had eaten these cookies many times but had never seen it done along with the scripture. I loved the opportunity to have the kids learning something like this with a demonstration to involve their senses. I did have a problem with them being a little sticky and not hollow the next morning, but probably due to the rain. I put them back in the oven and turned it on about 200 degrees for half an hour or so and they did get to the right texture.

pedspeech April 21, 2009