Posted by: Louise | April 20, 2011

Easter Story Cookies

I found this recipe online somewhere and we hope to make them on Saturday night. As we put in the ingredients we will read the scripture that goes with it and talk about it. I like the idea of doing this as a family and figure the hands on nature of this activity will really suit our little ones. Here’s the recipe and scriptures that go with each ingredient.

Easter Story Cookies

Make these the night before Easter Sunday.
These do not taste the best, but the lesson is memorable!

Ingredients:

1 cup whole pecans (pecans are really expensive here. Seeing these cookies are not actually going to taste good, we’ll just use peanuts!)
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place the pecans in a ziplock bag. Let each child take turns beating the pecans with a spoon until all the pecans are broken into small pieces.
    (Read John 19:1-3 Jesus was arrested and beaten by the Roman soldiers.)
  3. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put it into a mixing bowl. (Read John 19:28-30 While on the cross, Jesus became thirsty and they gave him vinegar to drink.)
  4. Add the egg whites to the vinegar. (Read John 10:10-11 Eggs represent life and Jesus gave up His life in order to give us new life.)
  5. Sprinkle a dash of salt into each child’s hand. Have each child taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. (Read Luke 23:27 Jesus’ followers shed salty tears. Their sin was bitter.)
  6. Pour in the sugar. (Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 The sweetest part of this story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know Him and follow Him all the days of our life.)
  7. Fold in the broken nuts. Then form into teaspoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet. (Read Matthew 27:65-66 Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.)
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the oven. Turn the oven OFF. Have the children seal the oven door with tape. (Jesus’ tomb was sealed.)
  9. Go to bed. They may be sad that they have to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. (Read John 16: 20 and 22 Jesus’ followers were saddened as well.)
  10. On Easter Sunday, break the seal! Take a bite and notice that the cookies are hollow! The tomb is empty! (Read Matthew 28:1-9 On Resurrection morning, Jesus’ followers discovered that Jesus had risen!)
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