Easter Story Cookies

Beetle had homework over the Easter holiday. Mrs. Nesheim encouraged her to make these cookies. What a fabulous lesson!

You will need:

  • 1 Cup whole pecans
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • You will also need a zipper baggie, wooden spoon, tape, and a Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break them 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. This represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27

Add one 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 Psalm 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 a teaspoon on wax paper covered cookie sheet. 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. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 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 16:20-22

On Easter morning, open the oven, give everyone a cookie and take a bite—the cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Read Matthew 28:1-9

He has risen!

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One thought on “Easter Story Cookies”

  1. Are there any Easter pictures?
    hats?
    bow ties?
    egg hunts?

    Pictures of your kiddos enjoying the festivities enhances my appreciation of the holiday!

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