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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Resurrection Day Cookies

Source: Unknown; Mom gave it to me

Note: These cookies are to be made the night before Resurrection Day.

  • 1 c. whole pecans

  • 1 tsp. vinegar

  • 3 egg whites

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 c. sugar

  • ziploc bag

  • wooden spoon

  • tape

  • a Bible

  • Directions
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees (This is importantdon't wait until you're half-done with the recipe)
    1. Place the pecans in the ziploc bag and let your children beat them with the wooden spoon to break them into pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

    2. Read: John 19:1-3

    3. Put the vinegar into a mixing bowl. Let each child smell the vinegar. Explain that when Jesus was on the cross and became thirsty, He was offered vinegar to drink.

    4. Read: John 19:28-30

    5. Add the egg whites to the vinegar. The eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life so that we could have life.

    6. Read: John 10:10-11

    7. Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand and let them taste it. Put the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers and the bitterness of our own sin.

    8. Read: Luke 23:27

    9. So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add one cup of sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know that we belong to Him.

    10. Read: Psalm 34:8 & John 3:16

    11. Beat the egg whites with a mixer on high-speed for 12-15 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

    12. Read: Isaiah 1:18 & John 3:1-3

    13. Fold in the broken pecans. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where the Body of Jesus was laid to rest.

    14. Read: Matthew 27:57-60

    15. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and TURN THE OVEN OFF.

    16. Give each child a piece of tape and "seal" the door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.

    17. Read: Matthew 27:65-66

    18. Go to bed. Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight and that Jesus' followers were sad when the tomb was sealed, too.

    19. Read: John 16:20-22

    20. Resurrection Day morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow. On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus' followers were amazed to find that His tomb was empty.

    21. Read: Matthew 28:1-9

    22. Now, go to church. Rejoice! He is alive!


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