Easter Story Cookies

To be made the evening before Easter. (or the one before that in my case!)

Preheat oven to 300. This is important to do right when you start the process.

These cookies have a story to tell. They are the story of Jesus Christ and how he died upon that cross for each and everyone of us so that we can have eternal life through him. Each step in the recipe has scripture to go along with it. I did this with my girls last night and they LOVED it! Miss Bug got to look up and read every scripture from her new Bible that she got for her BD. The Wild One helped me mix and add ingredients. It’s simple to do and definitely a worth-while Easter activity!

Step 1: Place 1 C. whole pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with a wooden spoon to break up. This represents what happened to Jesus after he was arrested – beaten by Roman soldiers. (John 19:1-3)

Step 2: Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 t. vinegar into mixing bowl. When Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. (John 19:28-30)
Step 3: Add 3 egg whites to vinegar. The eggs represent life – Jesus gave his life to give us all life. (John 10:10-11)
Step 4: Sprinkle salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. This represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers. (Luke 23:27)
Step 5: Add 1 C. sugar. The sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us. (Ps. 34:8, John 3:16)

Step 6: Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. The color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. (Isa. 8:18, John 3:1-3)

Step 7: Fold in broken nuts and drop by teaspoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. The mounds represent the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. (Matt. 27:57-60)

Step 8: Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door. This is the tomb that was sealed. (Matt. 27:65-66)

Now send the kids to bed!

Step 9: Explain that they may feel sad to leave their cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. (John 16:20 and 22)

Step 10: The next morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. The surface will be cracked and inside, the cookies are hollowed! Just like the tomb was empty on the first Easter. (Matt. 28:1-9)

Thanks to my blogging partner, Liz, for finding this cool recipe and great activity to do with my girls!

Happy Easter from the Two Maids!

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  1. LOVE this! Gonna to have to try it with my girl :)

  2. LOVE this! I have heard of using a crescent roll and marshmallow to represent the empty tomb, but I like the idean of leaving them in the oven overnight. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a great way to share the Easter story with little ones! Activities like this help them absorb so much more than we realize.

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  4. I have not heard of these cookies! Love the idea behind the recipe:) My kids are 4 and 6 and are SO in to learning and knowing about the story of Jesus and actually as I’m writing this, my husband is reading the kids the story of Jesus and the meaning of Easter. Thanks for sharing:)

  5. A great way to share the story of Easter with young children.

  6. I haven’t heard of this before and have done the crescent roll and marshmallow option to show the story. This is fantastic. I teach pre-school Sunday School and my kids! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy Easter Kelsay family!

  7. What a great way to share a great story and message! Happy Easter. Missed you today!

  8. This is the exact recipe that I used when my kids were little…I always had a hard time making it through the scripture without tearing up! That was only 14 years ago….wow! Thanks for the reminder of my big kids’ Easters as Littles.

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