Easter Idea- Easter Story Cookies

Mrs. Hatten (my mentor mom at church) shared this wonder Easter idea with me for resurrection cookies. I am thrilled to be able to share it with you. Each step in making these cookie a scripture verse to go with it. This is a fantastic way to share the Easter story with children the evening before Easter.

Easter Story Cookies
Ingredients:

1 cup of whole pecans ( You can use chocolate chips instead)
1 tsp. of vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar

Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. (Don’t wait and do it until the recipe is done.)
  2. Place the pecans or chocolate chips into a baggie and let children beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by Roman soldiers  Read John 19:1-3.

    Smashing Chocolate Chips

  3. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp of vinegar into a mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirty on the cross. He was given vinegar to drink. Read. John 19: 28-30.
  4. Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give life to us. Read John 10:10-11.
  5. 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 or our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
  6. So far the ingredients are not very tasty. Add 1 cup of sugar to the mixture while beating. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know that and belong to Him.  Read. Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
  7. Beat the mixture with a mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Explain that the color white stands for purity in God’s eyes. When he looks at us, he sees that our sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read. Is. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

    Using a Mixer
    JDaniel was thrilled to use this on his own. I was a little nervous!

  8. Fold in nuts or chocolate chips. Then drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie tray covered with wax paper. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.
  9. Put the cookie sheet in the oven and turn the oven off. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that the tomb was sealed. Read  Matt. 27:65-66.

    Sealing the Oven

  10. Go to bed! Explain that they may feel sad leaving the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were very sad when tomb was sealed.
  11.  On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice that they have a cracked surface. When you take a bite, the cookie is hollow. Explain that on the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

We baked our cookies early so I could share them with you. I think we will do it early again next year. Easter morning is very hectic and I really want to have the time to talk about what happened to the cookies with JDaniel without feeling rushed.


This post is linked to Mrs. Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday.

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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE this idea!! We usually make Resurrection Rolls with crescent rolls and marshmallows, but this would be something fun and new we could try. Thank you SO much for sharing!!

  2. says

    We made these cookies when my kids were small. It is a wonderful way to share the Easter story without frightening young kids. Thanks for sharing. Everyone should make these cookies with their kids especially in this world today where times are so troubling! Hugs and Blessings, Anne

  3. says

    I have heard the story but with a different cookie. I think my kids, even at their age would learn something from this. It is important to understand the real story and not the Easter Bunny commercial side.

  4. says

    Saw your link up at 123 Homeschool for Me. What a cute idea for remembering what Easter is all about.

    Bridget @ Building Legos with Christ

  5. says

    This is GREAT!!! How long do you cook the cookies for? Do they have to sit over night? I was hoping to do it during the Easter Service on Sunday. Thanks!

  6. says

    Oh, I LOVE this!! We will definitely give this a try, but probably not this year since we are traveling Saturday night. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  7. says

    This is wonderful. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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