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Easter Cookie Recipe
To be done the evening before Easter
You will need:
3 Egg Whites
1 Cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp. Vinegar
1 Cup whole Pecans
Mixing Bowl & Mixer
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (It is important that the oven reach 300
degrees). Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Place pecans in the Ziploc bag and let the child(ren) beat them with the
wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that when Jesus was
arrested He was beaten by the Roman Soldiers. Read John 19:1-3
Let the child(ren) smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into mixing
bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was offered
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 bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears
shed by Jesus' followers and the bitterness of our sins. 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 & John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are
formed. Explain that the color while represents the purity in God's eyes
of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop batter by the teaspoon onto the 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, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seat the oven door. Explain that
Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66
GO TO BED! Explain that we 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 and give every one a cookie. Notice the
cracked surface. Take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first
Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
JESUS IS RISEN! Read Matthew 28:1-9
BY: Betty Savach