Thursday, March 28, 2013
RECIPE SHARE DAY...Attempting something new...let me know! "Easter/Resurrection Cookies"
Today I am sharing... "Easter Cookies" (also known as Resurrection Cookies)
A friend gave me this recipe and I can't remember who...so I apologize in advance for not being able to give credit where credit is due. These are a great project do do with your children to teach them the true meaning of Easter!
You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees-this is very important to do first.
Place pecans in Ziploc bag and let the 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 the 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 loved us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.
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 an John 3:1-3.
Fold in the broken pecans. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheets. 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 OFF THE OVEN!
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.
Let me know if you try the recipe and how it turns out! Also "Link-Up" and leave your favorite Easter recipe! And like I said, if the inlinkz icon is not working, leave me a comment and I'll work on getting it corrected! Thanks for sharing!