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Easter Story Cookies

Posted by: Carol Faver on 03/16/02 15:41:00 MS

The Easter Story told in the making of a cookie:

Easter Story Cookies
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait til you're
half done with the recipe). Place pecans in zipper baggie
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 tsp. 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 Ps. 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
teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that
each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was
laid. Read Matt. 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 Matt. 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 Matt. 28:1-9

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