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?

  15. I just want to drop you a line and let you know that my husband and I have been making these with our kids every Easter-eve for 5 or 6 years, now. I still come back to this blog post the night before Easter each year, and we walk our four children through this process. It has become one of my very favorite family traditions. So, thank you for posting this all those years ago! It has been a blessing to our family. -- Leah K.

    1. That is wonderful! Thanks for letting me know Leah!