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Easter Story Cookies

easter-story-cookies_1362722113This cookie recipe has been around for a long time and seems to have many names; Empty Tomb Cookies, Scripture Cookies,  Resurrection Cookies, and Easter Story Cookies, to name a few. These cookies are so good, a great way to remember what Easter is really all about, and to teach children the true story of Easter in a visual way. The empty cookies in the morning are as much of a surprise as what the Easter Bunny left for them in their baskets!

Easter Story Cookies

Ingredients / Items Needed:

Bible

1 cup whole pecans

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

Pinch of salt

1 cup white sugar

1 large gallon zipper bag

Wooden spoon

Mixing bowl

Tape

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Activity: Put the pecans in a Ziploc bag and let the kids beat them with a wooden spoon to break them into small pieces.

Discussion: After Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

Read: John 19:1-3

Activity: Let the kids smell the vinegar. Put a teaspoon of vinegar to a mixing bowl.

Discussion: When Jesus was thirsty on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink.

Read: John 19:28, 30

Activity: Add the egg whites to the vinegar.

Discussion: Eggs represent life. Jesus gave His life to give us life.

Read: John 10:10-11

Activity: Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl with the egg and vinegar.

Discussion: This represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sins.

Read: Luke 23:27

Activity: Add one cup of sugar to the bowl

Discussion: The sweetest 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

Activity: Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes or until stiff peaks are formed.

Discussion: The color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Read: Isaiah 1:18

Activity: Fold in the broken nuts; line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto the waxed paper.

Discussion: Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.

Read: Matthew 27:57-60

Activity: Place the 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.

Discussion: Jesus’ tomb was sealed.

Read: Matthew 27:65-66

Activity: GO TO BED

Discussion: You may feel sad that we had to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were sad when the tomb was sealed with Jesus inside.

Read: John 16:20

On Easter morning, have the kids remove the tape and open the oven door; remove the cookies and take a bite.  The inside of the cookies are hollow!

Discussion: On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

Read: Matthew 28:1-9

Photo credit: Easter Cards

Recipe credit: Faithful Provisions

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2 thoughts on “Easter Story Cookies

  1. Lloyd Miller Jr. on said:

    That was beautiful!

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