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Resurrection Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Resurrection Cookies, by , is from Suwanee Ward Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sarah Pruitt
Added: Thursday, May 22, 2008


1 cup whole pecans
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
1 pinch of salt

You also need:
Wooden spoon
Zipper baggy
Wax paper
Cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 300.
John 19:1-3. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Place pecans in the baggy and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.

John 19:28-30 Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Let child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. into mixing bowl.

John 10:10-11 Explain that Jesus gave His life for us life. Eggs represent life. Add egg whites to the vinegar.

Luke 23:27 Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand let them taste it then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that it represents the salty tears shed by Jesus followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.

Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 Explain that the sweetest part of this story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Give everyone a taste of the sugar and add 1 cup sugar.

Beat with mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed and batter is white.

Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3 Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by tsp onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.

Matt. 27:65-66 Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid.

Matt. 27:65-66 Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed. Put cookie sheet in the oven. Close door and turn oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door.

John 16:20 and 22 Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. It is time for bed! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.

Matt. 28:1-9 On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie. The cookies are hollow! On the first Resurrection Day Jesus followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Happy Easter!




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