Monday, March 29, 2010

Resurrection Cookies~




When I worked with MOPS ~a long time ago (my children were all small) I was given this recipe. I made it with my children and it was great fun. I am now looking forward to making these cookies with Boston.

It is such a wonderful way to teach our children about The Resurrection.

Resurrection Cookies

1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
scotch tape
Bible

Instructions:
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

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 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


8 comments:

mrshester said...

How cool! I don't have any little ones to share this with, but I may have to try it for myself!lol

Janet said...

Oh how very Lovely!! So lovely!!!
How do they taste? What a wonderful thing to do and illustrate wow....

Goodwife said...

Thanks! We are going to do this Saturday evening!

Amy said...

Thanks for the wonderful post. I need to do this. I have been looking for a way to get Bri's mind back on the reason for Easter.

When I was a little girl, my Grandma helped me understand the meaning of Easter gently. She told me that Jesus was like a cattipillar and then on Easter morning a butterfly. I always put out a butterfly for Easter. It is a very sweet memory of my Grandma. She has been gone now five years this month. I miss her very much.

God Bless.

Barbara said...

These are fantastic, and the kids just love doing them, I have a Resurrection Roll recipe too that is just as fun. Thanks for sharing.

Down On The Farm said...

I lady that I work with brought these into work today. I can say that they are delicious, and a wonderful reminder of our Risen Saviour! Praise God that Jesus, right now, is sitting at the right hand of the Father. We are not victims, we are victorious, through Him. He overcame EVERYTHING that day, and as His children, we are more than conquerors. I am so thankful that I know Him.

Lori said...

I've been making these every year since my son was 1. He asked me the other day if we were going to be making these again this year. It's a tradition that we love.

Lisa said...

Can't wait to try these with my kids Sat. Thanks for the recipe and verses!!!

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