Resurrection Cookies

Resurrection Cookies
To be made the evening before Easter with your kids
1 c. pecans
1 ts. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 c. sugar
ziplock bag
wooden spoon or rolling pin

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait until you're half done with the recipe)

Place pecans in ziplock bag and let your children beat them with a wooden spoon or rolling pin to break the pecans into small pieces~Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 ts. into a mixing bowl.~Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. The eggs represent life.~Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest of it into the bowl.~Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read 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 that we belong to Him.
Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.~Explain the white color represents-in God's eyes-the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah 1:18.

Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet.~Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door.~Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read 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.
Read John 16:20, 22.

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

 Happy Easter!

The hollow cookie (we made these last year)

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  1. What a wonderful teaching tool!

  2. Thank you for posting this...I've been looking for something like this the last few days!

  3. That was so inspiring. Thank you!
    smiles, alice

  4. just a note, i made these once in a plastic bowl and the egg whites will not firm up. make sure it is a glass bowl! such a great demonstration of the ressurection.

  5. Great recipe and practical application! We learned of this recipe many years ago when the kids were younger (now 21 & 23). I also love the resurrection eggs that we made & used every Easter to tell the story of Jesus to our family.
    ~judi ;)

  6. You beat me to it! I was going to do this next week :) I think it such a wonderful lesson and activity for kids--I'm just waiting on the day I have grandchildren!

  7. I would have loved to use this recipe with my classes when I taught religion many years ago. This is just a fabulous way for children to fully realize the magnificent gift we have been given. Have a Blessed Easter.

  8. Last year I read many recipes about this recipe but his is the first time someone has posted an explanation. Thank you and Happy Easter.

  9. What an awesome idea! - I can't wait to do this with my boys. Thank you for sharing.

  10. WOW! I just LOVE this! My little girl just turned two adn would not understand this yet, but I hoping to give this a shot next year! So awesome! Thanks

  11. My son brought home this recipe from preschool (it's a church school) I really want to make these with him!

  12. This is more than a recipe, it's a memory in the making. I love all of your wonderful ideas on your blog. Thanks for joining us at Foodie Friday!

  13. We tried them and they turned out wonderful. Such a memorable experience with our 6 yr old. Hopefully, next year, our youngest will have more interest! Thanks for the idea - it was so much fun!

  14. So they bake as the oven cools down from being turnedg off after preheating?