Easy as Pie - Resurrection Cookies

Easy as Pie

I'm a writer, not a cook,
but occasionally, I like to get in the kitchen
and make cookies and such,
as long as the recipe isn't too complicated.

(a cookie with a lesson)
These are to be made Saturday evening before Easter.
Read the direction through completely before starting.)

1 cup whole pecans
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vinegar
1 pinch of salt
zippered baggie
sticky tape
a Bible

1. (VERY IMPORTANT) Preheat the oven to 300*.

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

3. Let the children smell or taste the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. in the mixing bowl.
Read John 19:28-30. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.

4.Add egg whites to the vinegar.
Read John 10:10-11. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life for us.

5. Sprinkle a little salt on each child's hand. Let them taste it. Put a pinch of it in the bowl.
Read Luke 23:37. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers. and also the bitterness of our own sin.

6. Add 1 cup of sugar.
Read John 1:6. Explain that the sweetness part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know Him and belong to Him.

7. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3. Explain the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

8. Fold in the broken nuts. Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheets.
Read Matthew 27:60. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body laid.

9. Put cookie sheet in the oven. Close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door.
Read Matthew 27:65-66. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.

10. GO TO BED!

11. On Resurrection morning, open the oven and give each person 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 open and empty.



Yvonne Blake said...

A friend sent me a link to another Resurrection Cookie. (Thanks, Jennifer.)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, and lesson!



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