Barbara's Beat: MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day:Cookie story explains Resurrection

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day:
Cookie story explains Resurrection

Easter Cookie Story by Sandy Coughlin, author of The Reluctant Entertainer

Sandy said she makes these cookies the evening before Easter, or when you plan to teach the lesson of Jesus' Resurrection.

You will need:
1cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1c. sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible

1. Preheat oven to 300

2. 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, that the Roman soldiers beat him. Read John 19:1-3.

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.

4. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

5. Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

6. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1c. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. GO TO BED! Explain it's sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight as Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 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’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

Sandy said she talks to her kids about how Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for the future.

I hope check out the other great things on Sandy's blog.
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2 comments :

Melissa S said...

I am so thankful for this. We celebrate Easter different at our house. This is such a beautiful thing to do with my kids thank you so much.

Brandi Hawn said...

thanks so much for this article. i had never heard of this b/f and i would love to do this next year at easter with my family :)