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Resurrection Story Cookies - to make the night before Easter to
celebrate the glories of the Resurrection. Making these cookies with
your children or grand-children is a wonderful way to teach that our
Savior was resurrected and that He still lives and loves us.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees - VERY important to do this right away.
Read the scriptures as you go along.
3 egg whites
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. Vinegar
A pinch salt
1 cup sugar
A zipper baggie
A wooden spoon
tape
Bible
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was
arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
( John 19:1-3.)
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
(John 19:28-30).

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
(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 sin.
(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.
(Psalm. 34:8 and John 3:16).

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 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.
(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.
(Matt. 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.
(Matt. 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.
(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! On the
first Resurrection, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.



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