Easter Story Cookies

A friend of mine shared this wonderful Easter tradition of making Easter Story Cookies. It's a tradition that I really enjoyed and a recipe I wanted to add to our family collection and share with you.

You will Need:
1 C whole pecans or chocolate
3 egg whites
1 C sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
ziploc baggie
copy of the Bilble 
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place pecans in ziploc baggie and have children beat them into small pieces with the wooden spoon. 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 in 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 eternal. Read John 10: 10-11

Sprinkle a little bit of salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers. Read Luke 23:27

Add 1 cup sugar to the mixture. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because he loves us. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat the mixture on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents purity. Each of us can be pure after we repent because of the atonement of Christ. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. 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 the oven OFF. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed or closed. Read Matthew 27:65-66

Go to bed. Explain that the children 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 then take a bite. The cookies are hollow. On the first Easter Jesus' friends were surprised to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9 HE IS RISEN!

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