Annie's "Resurrection Cookies" Page
~Also known as Easter Story Cookies~

This is a great recipe to teach your Children the REAL story of Easter. Teach them that the
Lord Jesus Christ our Savior is not dead but He has Risen. You could even sing this chorus
while you make the cookies. "We serve a Risen Savior. He's in the World today."

This activity can be done as a "family" or for Sunday School. Of course for the Sunday School class you
might need to just hand it out to the class with a note to the parents. I have made a "text only" page
for this purpose.
Annie's Resurrection Cookies Text Only Page Grandparents might considering
doing this with their grandchildren this year too!!!

So Grab your Apron and Let's Get Started!!!!!!!

You will need:

1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
scotch tape

These are to be made the evening before Easter.  Preheat oven to 300F.
*** (this is very important --- don't wait until you are half done with the recipe).
Place pecans in zipper baggy 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 teaspoon 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:
Psalm 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
have been cleansed by Jesus. Read:
Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
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

Cozy 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&22

On Resurrection Sunday (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

~Source for these cookies is unknown. Thank you Sue for sending it to me so that I could share it with others!!!~

Do you Have Some Activities to Share?

If you have any activities for children or the whole family to do during the holiday season, then please take the
then please time to share with others
sending me the information. I would be glad to consider making
a page like this one so that we can all enjoy this special Resurrection holiday.

Easter will be on Sunday April 24th, 2011
Send an
Easter Card that shares with others "He is Risen"!

"We serve a Risen Savior"
To see a list of all of Annie's Other Easter Pages visit:
Annie's Easter Welcome Page

Other Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Scripture Cake Page
Annie's "Easter Story Eggs" Page

Annie's "Resurrection Cookies for Grandparents" Page

For a Text Only Version to Print Out visit: Annie's Resurrection Cookies Text Only Page

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