Monday, February 19, 2007

Easter Cookies

You Need

Help & permission from Parents!

1- cup whole pecans
1-teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1-cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon


Preheat the oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait 'til you're half-done with the recipe)

1. Place the pecans in the baggie and let the kids beat them with
the wooden spoon to break them into pieces. Explain that after
Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3

2. Put the vinegar into a mixing bowl. Let each child smell the
vinegar. Explain that when Jesus was on the cross and he
became thirsty, He was offered vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30

3. Add the egg whites to the vinegar. The eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life so that we could have life.
Read John 10:10-11

4. Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand and let them
taste it. Put 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

5. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup of
sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story ids that
Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong
to Him.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

6. Beat the egg whites with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15
minutes, until stiff peaks form. 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

7. Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax paper
cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky
tomb where Jesus body was laid to rest.
Read Matt. 27:57-60

8. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the
oven off.
9. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door.
Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66

10. Go to bed. Explain that they may feel sad to leave
the cookies in the oven overnight and that Jesus followers
were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20-22

11. 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's
followers were amazed to find His tomb empty.
Read Matt. 28: 1-9

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