Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Resurrection Cookies

We're busy in the midst of Spring Break here, so not a lot of time for blogging with wee ones at home all day. So here's something for you & the kids in your life.

This is a fun way to teach children the Easter story. Enjoy.

You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
scotch tape

These are to be made the evening before Easter. Preheat oven to 300F.
*** (this is very important --- don't wait until you are half done with the recipe).

Place pecans in zipper baggy 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.
Read: John 19:1-3

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into 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. 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 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 and belong to Him.
Read: 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.
Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed 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, 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.
Read: Matthew 27:65-66


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 Resurrection Sunday (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 Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Read: Matthew 28:1-9

Praising God for the empty tomb today. Amen!

Chatty Kelly


Joy in The Truth said...

thanks for passing this along! They sound great! :) Printing out the recipe now!

Our cherubs are home, too. :)

Lisa said...

What a wonderful idea!!! Thank you so much. I know Easter is such an abstract concept for children (and adults like me!) and it helps to have relatable ways to tell what happened. Blessings, Kelly! Enjoy your time with your beautiful little ones.

God's girl said...

Yeah! I have this recipe lost in my house somewhere, and I have been looking for it. I open my dashboard and there it is! You're the best! Thanks!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful example of the story. I will print out the recipe and share with some families. Thanks for a great share :)

Have a beautiful and Blessed Easter my friend :)

Susan D said...

That is seriously the coolest analogy I've ever heard. What a great teaching tool. I'm going to do this with my grandson. Thanks so much. Blessings, SusanD

Runner Mom said...

This is a great activity! I used to do this with the boys when they were little. Enjoy your sweet time during the break!Have a blessed Easter, sweet friend!


The Patterson 5 said...

Thanks for the cooking Bible study lesson! We will have to do them!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh my gosh, how cool!!!

My ADHD Me said...

I've seen this recipe before.
I think I even have it saved a notebook or cookbook????

Anyway, I think it's a neat idea.
I plan to make it one day with my grandchildren : )

Greg C said...

I got this recipe last year but I haven't tried them yet. I will have to try them out.

Leslie said...

Wow, that would be a cool thing to do with my students. The only problem is the nuts.....we're nut free due to allergies. (Well, maybe our staff is a little nuts once in a while!) I wonder if there is something else I can substitute with? Perhaps I can just give the parents the recipe and let them try it at home. Thank you for this!

Edie said...

I had never heard of these til recently when Lea shared the recipe with me. Hope you all love them!

Susanne said...

I saw this for the first time ever last year. Thanks for the reminder.

Arlington Tea Party said...

Thanks for cheering us on from home. You're such a good *sister*!

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Carmen Gamble said...

Wow...this is pretty cool! I'm going to pass it on to my DIL...I'm sure she'll use this for Kai and the many, many, many more grandchildren she'll give me! LOL! *hoping*

About my blog're right..sometimes it seems it's always something! Ah each day to its fullest, eh?!