Resurrection Cookies

Recipe by DianaC
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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Read the whole recipe before beginning, try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • You need: Mixing bowl, Wooden spoon, Bible, Zipper baggie, Waxed paper, Cookie sheet, Tape.
  • 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 child smell the vinegar.
  • Put 1 tsp 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 the 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 1 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 a mixer on high speed for 11-15 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 Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
  • Fold in broken nuts.
  • Drop by tsp onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.
  • Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
  • Read Matt. 27:65-66.
  • Put 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 Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie!
  • Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
  • The cookies are hollow!
  • On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
  • Read Matt. 28:1-9.
  • HE HAS RISEN!
  • HALLELUJAH!
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