Easter Story Cookies & WLWW Link-Up Party!

A few years ago my sister gave me this recipe.
This is a great way to share the truth of God’s word in an interesting and meaningful way with your children and grandchildren!
Ingredients:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
BiblePreheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important to do before you start the mixing)

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 Romans 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 Isa. 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.

 

Easter is about so much more than bunnies and chocolate eggs. Make a memory with your children as you teach them about the amazing sacrifice of our Savior.

Walk with the King,
Courtney

Comments

  1. So funny story about these cookies. When I was in high school I wasn’t a Christian but deep down I wanted to hear about this Jesus that everyone was talking about. I was far far to proud to just come out and ask so I would do and say all these things hoping someone would just invite me to church or youth group or something.

    Anyways, I had a Christian friend who I knew liked to bake (so did I) and found this recipe online. I asked her to come and make these with me hoping that by reading the scriptures she would let me in on the secret. It never happened, but God is still so patient and pursues us so well and I heard the gospel a few years later.

    I make these cookies for myself every Easter just as a reminder about how God has woven my story together!

    Also, hope Lexi is doing better! Whenever I think to I pray for her and you! :)

    • I just had to send a note to you, Angi, after reading your comment … what an amazing testimony to God’s Perfect Timing! HE is SO GOOD!! Praise God that He opened your heart to responding to His Son and Our Savior Jesus Christ!! Blessings to you!!!

  2. This is the neatest thing ever! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  3. Love it!! Going to try to do it this Easter! Does the cookies taste good?

  4. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for hosting, Courtney!

    I shared a black bean dip with ACV that is awesome with veggies or chips and a recipe for guacamole that is quick to make and a family favorite :)

  6. Thanks for sharing this!!! I wish I would have come across this when my kids were young, but now I have a grandson. What a NEAT way to explain what Easter is all about!!!

  7. How fun!! I think I will be trying these!

  8. This is SO AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to do this with my boys! The 3yo might not get it, but my 9 and 5yo are gonna love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Thanks for sharing this idea. It truly is a great way to teach about the sacrifice of our Lord!

  10. What an awesome way to share the gospel with children!! I’m definitely going to have to make these with my son this year as he’s finally old enough to understand a little bit about the Easter story.

    Just wanted to thank you for hosting this link up. As a new Christian blogger, I’m having a hard time getting people to follow my blog. I’ve had a lot of “hits” per day, just not very many following. Any tips?

  11. Hi Courtney,
    I would love to make this with my daughter, but she has been newly diagnosed with a nut allergy. Would replacing the nuts with something else (like chocolate chips) make any difference in the outcome of the cookie? Thanks for any input anyone can provide!

  12. This looks like a wonderful idea. I think we will do this with out kids. Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. I love this! Almost makes me wish I had little ones to bake with.
    Blessings,
    Laurie

  14. Love following your posts and the blog hop. You always have such enlightening posts. I loved your Easter story and the recipe for it.
    Blessings to you!

  15. What a lovely idea! Thank you for hosting the blog hop! Posting you button now! http://www.get-fit-naturally.org I left a recipe for a Blood Orange Almond Cake!

  16. Hello Courtney! This is a wonderful post. I wonder if I can include it in our monthly e-newsletter for our shop. We will of course include a link to your site and give proper credit. Is that okay? Bless you for sharing this wonderful resource with others! :)

  17. Regina Wade says:

    OK, so I’ve had trouble with these cookies. I followed all the instructions, but when I pulled them out this morning, they were crispy on the outside and the insides were like wet marshmallow! They weren’t empty at all and the insides seemed to not have baked. I don’t really want my 3 year old to eat raw eggs and I can’t serve them to our company! :-/

    I’ve seen other meringue recipes that have you bake the cookies at 200 for 2-3 hours, perhaps that would work better? (Kind of messes with the overnight thing, but you could still do it in the evening and pull them out the next morning.)

    • Do you have a gas stove? Mine didn’t work out and I was worried about that because I thought there might be difference in using a gas instead of electric stove. I’ve been searching for any recommended adjustments, but I haven’t found any yet.

  18. I tried these last night just to make sure everything turned out. They are absolutely wonderful. Everything was just as the recipe stated and I will be making these on Easter Eve with my daughter and extended family. Not only is the symbolism great they are DELICIOUS too!!!

  19. I followed the recipe perfectly and they were not cooked this morning. What a disappointment. Cute idea but not a good final product

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