I am a visual learner. Do not try to explain something to me. Do not try to make me study from flash cards… and certainly do not try to make me memorize.
Until I found this recipe I had a hard time coming up with a way we will tell the story of Easter to our children. You see, I want Christmas to be more than Santa and Easter to be more than bunnies.
Don’t get me wrong. There will be a lot of ho-ho-ho-ing and hop-hop-hopping. But we will always take time to celebrate the Reason for the holiday in which we are celebrating.
I’m sharing our new tradition with you today. They’re called resurrection cookies and this recipe takes you through the Easter story by way of ingredients and Bible verses. Perfect for people like me who don’t study well from a book.
Big H did not appreciate my Easter Resurrection Cookie production. There’s always next year
PP did a great job reading the Bible verses that go along with this recipe.
Here’s what they look like once plopped onto a cookie sheet.
We taped the oven shut.
Before I let you read the recipe let me tell you what I will change for next year: I will omit the nuts and add chocolate chips. I believe we can still beat them with a spoon and get crumbly chocolate pieces.
I will also omit the wax paper and just spray my cookie sheet with cooking spray. Just trust me on this one.
I really will go to bed and let the cookies rise over night.
I will have the verses marked in the Bible for easy access.
1 C whole pecans (or choc chips!)
1 TSP Vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch of salt
1 C Sugar
1 Zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
1. These are to be made the evening before Easter. Preheat oven to 300F. (This is very important, don’t wait until you are half way done with the recipe. Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children beat them with wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Set aside. Explain that after Jesus was arrested he was beaten by the roman soldiers. Read: John 19: 1 -3
2. 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. Read John 19:28 – 30
3. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life. Read: John 10:10 and 11
4. 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
5. so far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup of sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus dies because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
6. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 – 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 3:1-2
7. Fold in broken nuts (or chocolate.) Drop by onto cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read: Matthew 27:57-60
8. Put the cookie sheet int he oven, close the door and TURN OFF THE OVEN.
9. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66
GO TO BED
10. 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 and 22
11. On Resurrection sunday 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
Thanks www.annieshomepage.com for the recipe!
Peace, Love and Happy Easter!