Monday, April 18, 2011

Resurrection Cookies

A lady from church sent me a recipe for Resurrection Cookies last Easter and I thought I would share it with you and your family.  The idea is to make these cookies right before bed.  We will be making them on Saturday night.

What You Will Need:
1cup whole pecans or mini chocolate chips
1tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1cup sugar
Ziploc bag
Wooden spoon

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Put pecans or chocolate chips in bag and let your kids beat them with the wooden spoon to break into pieces.  Explain that Jesus was arrested and beaten by the Roman soldiers. (Read John 19:1-3)

2. Before putting the vinegar in your mixing bowl let your kids smell it and explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink. (Read John 19:28-30)

  3. Next add the egg whites to the vinegar.  The eggs represent life.  Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life. (Read John 10:10-11)

4. Put a little salt in your kids hands and let them taste it before putting in 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. Next add your sugar.  Explain that the sweet part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us.  He wants us to know him and belong to him. (Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16)

6. Beat your batter with a mixer on high until the batter forms stiff peaks.  Explain that the color white represents the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.  (Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3)

7. Add your broken chips or nuts to the mixture.  Then line a cookie sheet or two with wax paper and place teaspoon size scoops of batter on the sheet.  Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. (Read Matthew 27:57-60)
8. Place the cookie sheets in the oven and turn the oven off.  Have your kids put a piece of tape and seal the oven door.  Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. (Read Matthew 27:65-66)

9.Time for bed. Explain that they may feel sad about leaving the cookies in the oven overnight, and how Jesus' followers felt despair when the tomb was sealed too. (Read John 16:20-22)

Easter morning your kids can open the oven and get a cookie.  The cookies are hollow.  Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. (Read Matthew 28:1-9)

He is risen!

1 comment:

Our Peanut Gang said...

I love it....I'm so going to do this next Easter. :o)