Easter Story Cookies

Recipe by GrandmaG
READY IN: 25hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place pecans in a zip lock bag, close the bag, and let the children beat the bag with a wooden spoon to break the pecans into small pieces.
  • Explain to the children that after Jesus was arrested, the Roman soldiers beat him.
  • Let the children smell the vinegar.
  • Put the vinegar into a mixing bowl.
  • Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink.
  • Add egg whites to the vinegar.
  • Eggs represent life.
  • Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life.
  • Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hands.
  • 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 sin.
  • So far the ingredients aren't 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.
  • Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until the stiff peaks form.
  • Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sin have been cleansed by Jesus.
  • Fold in Broken Nuts.
  • Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
  • Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
  • Put the cookie sheet in the oven and turn OFF.
  • Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
  • Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
  • Go to bed.
  • Explain to the children that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
  • Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
  • 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.
  • He has risen!
  • Happy Easter Everyone!
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