Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Cookies

I think that every mother needs to do make these with their children.

friend sent this to me and thought it was too good not to share.....These are a really neat idea. Some of you may not have children or our children are to young to grasp the idea but this is way to good not to share.

EASTER STORY COOKIESTo be made the evening before EasterYou need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whitespinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't waituntil you're half done with the recipe)!

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the woodenspoon 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 tsp. 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 gaveHis life to give us life.Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it andbrushthe rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shedbyJesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.Read Luke 23:27.

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.

Add 1cup sugar. Explainthat the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He lovesus. 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 --in God's eyes -- the purity 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 thatJesus' tomb was sealed.Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the ovenovernight. 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 thecracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the firstEaster, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.Read Matt. 28:1-9

Please feel free to share with anyone. Happy Easter!!!

2 comments:

~Holly~ said...

I've done this with the kids before! AWESOME!! I enjoyed seeing you Sunday too! The kids and I don't go back until the 19th so maybe we could all get together with Liesl too and do something. :) I didn't get to see Trey but Noah is tooooo cute!!! :D

THE WATERMELON TREE said...

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