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Easter Story Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
LaDona Lane

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. White Vinegar
3 Egg Whites
Pinch salt
1 cup Sugar
zip lock bag
wooden spoon
tape
Bible

Preheat oven to 300F

Directions:
Directions:
1. Place Pecans into ziplock bag and let kids beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieced.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by Roman Soldiers. Read John 19:1-3
2. Let each child see 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 John19:28-30
3. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John10:10-11
4. Sprinkle a little salt into each Childs 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
5. 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 Psalms 34:8 and John 3:1-3
6. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 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'. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
7. 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 Matthew 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 Matthew 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 Matthew 28:1-9

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A great way to share the story of Easter.

 

 

 

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