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
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
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)
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)
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!