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Easter Story Cookies for Children to Bake Recipe

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Added: Thursday, August 6, 2009


To be made the evening before Easter
You need:
1 c. whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 c. sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300F. 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. 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. Add egg whites
to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us
life. 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. So far the
ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1c. 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. 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 have been cleansed
by Jesus. 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. 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. 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. On Easter morning, open the oven and give
everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies
are hollow!




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