Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Story Cookies

Today I have something really cool to share with you all! My friend, Misty, recently shared with me this Easter cookie idea that she read about on Women Living Well. Since we don't have any children yet (insert *sigh* from our parents), she offered to make them. Good thing too, because I don't think Daniel was looking forward to posing as a child to help with this blog venture.

Misty and the kids tried them out and even sent me a few pictures of the end result...aren't they too cute? The kids, I mean! She has two other cute kids, but they didn't make it into the pictures! She probably couldn't slow them down long enough to get one!

Ethan showing off his cookie!

The report was good! The kids gobbled up all the cookies...none were left for the parents to try!

Rylee and her hollow cookie!

1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (this is important to do before you start mixing)

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

Let the children smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon of vinegar into the 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 sins. 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 Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 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 teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 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 Matthew 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! Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9

This post is linked to:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday @
Blessed With Grace
Tuesday’s at the Table @ All The Small Stuff


Anonymous said...

What a neat idea with a great message!

Brenda said...

Thats a great way to communicate the Easter message to the kids. And they sound yummy too.

Sherry said...

Love these cookies and the message!

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