Easter Story Cookies

by Katie on April 2, 2012

One great thing about blogging for a while is that there is a so much information on the blog. The down side is that things tend to get lost and forgotten about. So, I decided to hit the archives in search of Easter posts that had gotten lost!  I found this Easter Story Cookie post from Easter two years ago, and to be honest it was one that I had totally forgotten about!

My friend, Misty, shared with me these really cool Easter cookies that she made with her kids.  The Easter story is explained with each step along the way, so it is a great way to share the story with your kids!

Here are a few pictures and all of the instructions are below!

The report was good! The kids gobbled up all the cookies…none were left for their parents to try!

Ingredients:

1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (this is important to do before you start mixing)

Place pecans in a zipper baggie and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon to break them into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3

Let the children smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon of vinegar into the 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 the 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 sins. Read Luke 23:27

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. 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 Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 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 teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 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 Matthew 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! Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9

 

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Anonymous March 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm

What a neat idea with a great message!

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Brenda March 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Thats a great way to communicate the Easter message to the kids. And they sound yummy too.

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Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet March 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Love these cookies and the message!

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Cherie April 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I made these with Caden and Rylie 2 years ago too!!! They had a great time……and…….the cookies were YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

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Cherie April 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

P.S. Kind of like Cracker Tarte without the strawberries!!!

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Katie April 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Yum…sounds delicious!!

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Misty April 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I must admit… I forgot about these… I can’t believe how little the kiddos were. I can’t wait to do these again this year. :)

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Katie April 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I know, they look so little…they’ve grown up so much :)

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