Saturday, March 22, 2008

Resurrection Cookies...

I have to share this recipe with ya'll. Every year I think it is sooo awesome and this year I'm going to try it with Emma. I'll let you know how it goes!

Resurrection Cookies

Read the whole recipe before beginning...
Try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.
Ingredients: You need:
1 c. whole pecans Wooden spoon
3 egg whites Bible
1 c. sugar Zipper baggie
1 tsp. vinegar Tape
Pinch salt
Preheat oven to 300°
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 child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. 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 white to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give 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 c. of 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 and John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 11-15 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 Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by tsp. onto waxed paper covered cookie sheets.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:65-66
Put 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.
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 Resurrection 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 the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9


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