Resurrection Cookies

Resurrection cookies are a unique way to help your child understand the fabulous thing that happened on that first Easter morning. The cookies must be made exactly as written, and the Bible readings should be read when recommended for this dessert to be the best.

Resurrection Cookies

1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300F.

Put the whole pecans in a baggie and let your child beat them with a meat mallet or hammer to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. (Put pecans aside for later.) Read: John 19:1-3

Have your child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon 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 the egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read: John 10:10-11 

Put a tiny pinch of the salt into your child’s hand. Let him 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 would not make a very good dessert! 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: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 

Beat 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: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3 

Fold in the broken nuts. Drop dough by a teaspoon onto a waxed 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 your child a piece of tape to seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read: Matthew 27:65-66 

Now go to bed. Explain that he may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight just like Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20,22 

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone in your family 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:Matthew 28:1-9