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Easter Cookies---To be made the evening before Easter Recipe

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Added: Sunday, April 19, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. Vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
Zipper baggie
Wooden spoon
Tape

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Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don' t wait until you're
half done with the recipe!)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the
wooden spoon 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
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 sin.
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 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 the purity in
God's eyes of those whose sins 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 that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 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! On the
first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and
empty.
Read Matt. 28:1-9

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