"THE EASTER COOKIE STORY"

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zipper baggie
  • wooden spoon
  • tape
  • Bible

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait until you're half done with the recipe)!
  • Place pecans in zipper baggie 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 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.
  • 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 Ps. 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 Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
  • Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matt. 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 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 and 22.
  • On 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 Matt. 28:1-9
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes,
  • Cook Time: Over night
  • Servings: Makes 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 dozen

Notes

Share "The Easter Cookie Story" with your friends! To be made the evening before Easter. Great way to teach the TRUE Story of Easter.

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