Easter Story Cookies


You need:
1c. whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1c. sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
masking tape
Bible
To be made the evening of Holy Saturday just before bedtime.

Preheat oven to 300F
(This is important--do not wait until you are halfway through the recipe.)

Explain the symbolism and read from Scripture to "tell" the Easter Story as you complete the recipe.

Symbolism: Our Lord was beaten by the Roman soldiers after His arrest.
Reading: John 19:1-3.
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.

Symbolism: Our Lord was given vinegar to drink when He thirsted on the Cross.
Reading: John 19:28-30.
Let each child smell the vinegar.  Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.

Symbolism:  Our Lord gave His life to give us life.
Reading: John 10:10-11.
Add egg whites to the vinegar.  Eggs are symoblic of life.

Symbolism: The salty tears shed by Our Lord's followers and the bitterness of our own sin. 
Reading: Luke 23:27.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand.  Let the children taste the salt.
Brush the salt from their hands into the bowl.

Symbolism:  The sweetest of Our Lord's love for us.
Reading: Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
Sprinkle a little sugar into each child's hand. Let them taste the sugar.
Add 1c. sugar to bowl.

Symbolism: The purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Our Lord.
Reading: Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.  Note the white mixture. White is symbolic of purity.

Symbolism: The rocky tomb where Our Lord's body was laid.
Reading: Matt. 27:57-60.
Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Symbolism: Our Lord's tomb was sealed.
Reading: Matt. 27:65-66.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.

Symbolism: Our Lord's followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Reading: John 16:20 and 22.
TIME FOR BED!  Children may be dissappoionted to have to wait for their treat.

Easter morning:
Symbolism:  Our Lord's followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Reading: Matt. 28:1-9
Open the oven and give everyone a cookie.  Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.  The cookies are hollow!


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