This is a great recipe and activity to do with your kids if you
celebrate Easter at your house. Do this the night before Easter,
Saturday night for a more spiritual Easter meaning. Read the recipe
before starting with your kids and prepare things ahead of time
before bringing them in to help.
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Easter Resurrection Cookies
1 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon white vinegar
3 egg whites (room temperature for best results)
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300°F degrees. This is important to do before
starting to allow the oven to warm up. (you'll understand more
as you read through the recipe)
Place the pecans in a plastic freezer bag. Let your child
break the pecans into small pieces by beating them with a wooden
mallet or rolling pin. Explain that after Jesus was arrested,
Roman soldiers beat him. Read John 19:1-3
Have everyone in the family smell and taste the vinegar. Add 1
teaspoon vinegar to a bowl. Explain that Jesus was offered
vinegar to drink while He hung on the cross. Read John 19:28-30.
Add the 3 egg whites to the vinegar. Discuss with your child
that eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave his life in
order to give us life. Read John 10:10-11
Sprinkle a pinch of salt into your child’s hands. Allow them
to taste a tiny bit and shake the remainder into the bowl.
Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’
followers. Read Luke 23:27
Gradually add 1 cup of sugar to the bowl while beating
ingredients on high with a mixer. Explain that the sweetest part
of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us
to know we belong to Him. Read John 3:16
Beat the mixture with a mixer for 12-15 minutes until stiff
peaks form. Peak will stand straight when beaters are removed.
Share how the color white represents purity and how Jesus can
cleanse us of our sins. Read Isaiah 1:18
Add the nuts and fold in gently. Drop the mixture by teaspoon
on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Explain that these
mounds represent the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. As
evening approached, a rich man came from the town of Arimathea.
His name was Joseph. He had become a follower of Jesus. He went
to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate ordered that it be
given to him. Read Matthew 27:57-60
Put the cookie sheet in the oven. Then close the door and turn
the oven off immediately.
Give your child a piece of tape to seal the tomb (oven door).
Explain the fact that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Rad Matthew
Go to bed! Explain that your child may feel sad to leave the
Resurrection cookies in the oven overnight. To a much greater
extent Jesus’ friends were sad when He died and was placed in
the tomb. Read John 16:20 & 22
Do not open the oven until the following morning. Allow your
children to examine the Resurrection cookies. They will form
small mounds and have a cracked side. When the children taste
them, they will discover that the cookies are hollow
representing that on the first Easter, Jesus’ friends were
surprised to find the tomb empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9