Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter with Easter Cookies Recipe

It is not about the beautiful colorful eggs, delicious chocolate candies and toys overflowing from baskets. I have started a tradition with my daughters a few years ago with Easter Cookies. This is sure to be a memorable tradition in your family as well. Thank you to KAMB 101.5 Celebration Radio who first posted this recipe on their website in April of 2009.

Happy Easter!!

Easter Cookies


To be made the evening before Easter

You need:

1 cup whole pecans

1 tsp. vinegar

3 egg whites

pinch salt

1 cup sugar

zipper baggie

wooden spoon



Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait

until 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 --in God's

eyes -- the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed by


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


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


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

Share The Easter Cookie Story With Friends and Family

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