There are a lot of different types of Easter baking I love to do. Adorable duckling, chick, and lamb cookies…Easter Bonnet cakes, special breads and rolls, the list goes on and on. But before I share those recipes with you this week I want to share this one, because it is the most special of all.
Resurrection cookies are a fun project for parents and kids to do together, and they help children understand the absolutely fabulous thing that happened on that First Easter Morning. The cookies must be made exactly as written, and the Bible readings must be done at the same time for this dessert to b at it’s best. I have included links to the various scriptures so that you can print them out to read as you do the recipe and the Bible doesn’t get all floury with your “white thumb”. LOL!
These must be started the night before Easter.
- 1 cup whole pecans
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- a pinch salt
- 1 cup sugar
- a zipper baggy
- 1 wooden spoon
- scotch tape
Preheat oven to 300F.
Before you do anything else put the whole pecans in zip-loc and let your children beat them with a meat mallet, or hammers, to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested. He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3
Allow each child to smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar
to drink. Read: John 19:28-30
Add the egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life
to give us life. Read: John 10:10-11
Put a little of the salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest
into the bowl. If you have a lot of kids like I do put the pinch of salt INTO the bowl and then allow them to taste a little of salt or you will have too much salt in the recipe! 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 would not make a very good dessert! Add 1 cup 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 12 to 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. Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Read: Matthew 27:57-60
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read: Matthew 27:65-66
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 16:20,22
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked
surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow!
On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read:Matthew 28:1-9
This may be the most important recipe that you make this Easter.