(a parent/child recipe for the
evening before Easter)
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
you'll need these:
waxed-paper-covered cookie sheet
FIRST, preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
NEXT, place the pecans in the zipper baggie, and let
children beat the pecans with the wooden spoon to break
then 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 t. vinegar into
the 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 the 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 each
child taste it. 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 c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the
story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us
to know and to belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat everything with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 min.
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 Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto
waxed-paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound
represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60
Put the sheet of unbaked cookies into the oven; close the
door, and turn the oven OFF. (Just make sure that the
oven was at 300 degrees BEFORE you turned it off.) Give
each child a piece of tape, and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66.
Acknowledge to each child that he may feel sad or
confused to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was
Read John 16:20 and 22.
Now, go to sleep.
On Easter morning, open the oven, and give everyone a
cookie. The cookies are hollow. On the first Easter,
Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and
Read Matt. 28:1-9.
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