Sunday, April 17, 2011

Resurrection Cookies

How to Make Resurrection Cookies

This recipe is a wonderful tradition to start with your kids, no matter what age. You need to make these cookies the night before Easter. They will cook overnight in a warm oven and will be ready for you and your family Easter morning.

Instructions

Things you'll need:
• 3 egg whites
• 1 cup whole pecans
• 1 tsp. vinegar
• a pinch of salt
• a cup of sugar
• a zip-lock baggie
• a wooden spoon
• wax paper
• cookie sheet
• tape
• Bible

1 Put the pecans in the zip-lock baggie. Have your children beat the pecans with the wooden spoon. Explain how this is a symbol of the Roman soldiers beating Jesus.
Read John 19:1-3.

2 Have the children smell the vinegar and then put it in the bowl. Explain how this is a symbol of when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar.
Read John 19:28-30.

3 Add the egg whites to the vinegar. Explain how eggs represent life and these eggs are a symbol of Jesus giving His life for us.
Read John 10:10-11.

4 Sprinkle salt into the hands of your children.Have them taste it and then throw the rest into the bowl.Explain how this is a symbol of the salty tears that were shed by Jesus'disciples and loved ones.It also represents the bitterness of our sin. Read Luke 23:27

5 Add the sugar. Explain how the sweetest part of the Resurrection Story is that Jesus died because He loves us and wants us to trust Him so that we can be His children.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

6 Beat your ingredients with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes. When stiff peaks have formed explain that the white is a symbol of how clean we are when Jesus forgives us our sins when we trust Him as our Savior.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

7 Gently fold the nuts into your mixture and drop by teaspoons on to wax papered cookie sheets. Explain that this is a symbol of the rocky tomb in which they laid Jesus' body.
Read Matthew 27:57-60

8 Put the cookies into the oven, shut the door and turn it off. Have your children place pieces of tape on the oven door to seal it. Explain that the Roman soldiers rolled the heavy stone in front of the tomb's entrance to seal in Jesus' body. Matthew 27: 65-66.

9 Tell the children it is now time to go to bed! They may feel sad, just as Jesus' disciples and loved ones felt that night they laid Jesus' body in the tomb.
Read John 16:20, 22.

10 On Easter morning, open the door and give everyone a cookie. As they are looking at it,explain that the cracks in the cookie represent the tomb. When they bite, they will find that the cookies are hollow inside! This is a symbol of the empty tomb, for the stone was rolled away...and the tomb was empty....Jesus had Risen!
Matthew 28:1-9

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