Easter Part III

Our family has loved the tradition of making resurrection cookies the night before Easter. 

I would love to know if you try them for the first time and what your children think. 

It is such a simple way to share such a powerful message.

Resurrectioncookies

Resurrection Cookies 
 

1 c whole pecans
1 t vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 c sugar
 
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (this in important – don't wait until you are halfway done with the recipe!)  Place pecans in a zipper bag and let children beat them with a 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 each child smell the vinegar.  Put 1 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 egg whites to vinegar.  Eggs represent life.  Explain that  Jesus gave His life to give us 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 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 Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
 
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 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 Isa.1:18 and John 3:1-3
 
Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
 
Read Matt. 27:57-60.
 
Put 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.Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
 
Read Matt. 27:65-66.
 
GO TO BED! 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 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 Matt. 28:1-9.
 
HE HAS RISEN!

 

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Comments

  1. Lori

    what a beautiful, powerful Easter tradition…thanks for sharing:)
    A Happy and Blessed Easter for You and Yours!!!

  2. Kathleen

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I wanted to make them with the chldren this year and have been meaning to do an online search for the recipe. Now I don’t have to. I’m going to print this out if you don’t mind – I know the kids will enjoy this! Thank you so much and I wish you and your family many Happy Easter Blessings!
    xo,
    Kathleen

  3. Tricia

    Jeanne, thank you for sharing the recipe. What a great way for children to grasp the magnitude of what Jesus did for us. He has risen indeed! Happy Easter!!!!

  4. lorraine lewis

    Thank you Jeanne- this is a wonderful lesson. I am going to do this with my little lone Peep.
    Thank you for sharing and happy Easter blessings to you.

  5. mkg

    What a great sensory experience for the children to help them understand what Jesus did for us through His suffering, death, and resurrection. My heart rejoices!

  6. LuLu

    Just beautiful thank you for sharing the recipe I am going to try it tomorrow…on my daughters birthday. 🙂
    Happy Easter!
    hugs,
    LuLu

  7. koralee

    ok…i love your blog…your ideas are awesome…i will jot this one down and use it next Easter with my class at school!!!love..love..it!!!!
    Many many Easter Blessing to you and your family.

  8. rue

    Hi Jeanne 🙂
    That’s such a wonderful tradition!
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment and Happy Easter 🙂
    rue

  9. Brandie Pahl

    What a fantastic idea! I am saving this one for next year. It will be a fun tradition to start. Thanks so much for sharing this Jeanne:)
    Happy Easter!

  10. amy

    first off, i love the people who visit your site. they are the best! i can’t wait to do this with hle tonight!=)

  11. Bethie

    Jeanne, such a great way to share Easter with children, and the cookies look good too! Thanks for sharing and have a very Happy Easter my friend!

  12. amy

    i just finished “sealing” the cookies in the oven with my four year old. i loved the time together; it was precious! and the batter tastes yummy.=) happy easter!!

  13. Andrea Singarella

    Oh I LOVE this idea! I wish I had read this sooner. I will definitely make these with my children next year. Thanks for such a special post. 🙂
    Happy Easter!
    xo andrea

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