Resurrection Cookies

Here is recipe that gives a good object lesson:

(Read all the way through before attempting.)

(preheat oven to 300 deg.)

1 cup whole pecans
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vinegar
pinch of salt

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

Let them smell the bottle of vinegar.
Put 1 tsp into a mixing bowl.
Read John 19:28-30
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross,
they gave him vinegar to drink.

Add 3 egg whites to the vinegar.
Read John 10:10-11
Explain that eggs represent life. Jesus gave his life for us.

Sprinkle a little salt in each child's hand.
Let them taste it. Sprinkle a little in the bowl.
Read Luke 13:27
Explain that this represents the salty tears of Mary
and the followers of Jesus.

Add 1 cup of sugar.
Read John 3:16
Explain the sweetness of the story
that Jesus died because He loves us.
He wants us to belong to Him.

Beat everything with a mixer on high speed for 10-15 min.
until stiff peaks are formed.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Explain that the color white represents God's purity
and those who have had their sins forgiven.

Fold in the broken nuts and drop batter by teaspoon
onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Read Matthew 27: 57-60
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb
where Jesus' body laid.

Put cookie sheet in the oven.
Close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a strip of tape
and seal the door.
Read Matthew 27:65-66
Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed
by order of the high priest and Pilate.

Read John 16: 20-22
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies
in the oven overnight, just like
Jesus' followers were sad when the tomb was sealed.

On Resurrection morning, open the oven
and give everyone a cookie.
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
The cookies are hollow!
Read Matthew 28:1-9
On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus' followers
were amazed to find the tomb empty.


1 comment:

Love Abounds At Home said...

Whoa! Thanks for the recipe. Very creative.


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