Story Cookies - to make the night
before Easter to
glories of the Resurrection. Making these cookies with
your children or
grand-children is a wonderful way to teach that our
resurrected and that He still lives and loves us.
Preheat oven to
300 degrees - VERY important to do this right away.
scriptures as you go along.
3 egg whites
1 cup whole
1 tsp. Vinegar
A pinch salt
1 cup sugar
A zipper baggie
A wooden spoon
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.
when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
Add egg whites
to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to
give us life.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
(John 16:20 and
morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface
and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the
Resurrection, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
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