Easter Story Cookies

Easter Story Cookies

Kids Korner

 

2 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
Cocoa
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecan halves

Zippered bag
Wooden Spoon
Hand Mixer
Tape
A Bible

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put the pecans in a zippered bag and beat them with a wooden spoon or other hard object until they are in very small pieces. Beating the pecans represents the beatings that Jesus underwent by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Place egg whites in a bowl. Eggs represent life. God gave His only son, Jesus, to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites. Sprinkle a little salt in your hand. Taste it. This salt represents the salty tears that Jesus’ followers spread. Read Luke 23:27 and Isaiah 64:6.

Add sugar to the egg whites. Without the sugar, the recipe would not taste very good. The sugar in the recipe represents Jesus’ love for us, and the fact that He wants us to know and belong to Him. Without His love, our lives would not be very good. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

Use the mixer to beat the mixture until peaks form (about 10-15 minutes). Note how white and pure the mixture looks. The Bible says that when God cleanses us from our sins we become whiter than snow and when God looks on us He sees His perfect son, Jesus, instead of seeing our sins. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Taste a little cocoa. It is very bitter. This represents the bitterness of our sins. Now, taste a couple of chocolate chips. While cocoa is a main ingredient in chocolate chips, so is sugar. With Jesus’ love for us, our lives are no longer plagued by the bitterness of sin. Read 1 Corinthians 6:20 and Ephesians 2:8-9.

Fold the chocolate chips and nuts into the batter. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto a waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Each mound of batter represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the oven door, and turn the oven off. Let everyone get a piece of tape and tape the oven door shut. When Jesus’ body was laid in the tomb, it was securely sealed and soldiers guarded it so no one would disturb the tomb. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

Go to bed. If you feel sad to leave the cookies, that’s OK. Jesus’ followers felt very sad to leave the tomb once it was sealed. Read John 16:20, 22.

On Easter morning, everyone should run to the oven to check on the cookies. Jesus’ followers ran to His tomb to check on Him. Read Luke 24:1-12.

Unseal the oven “tomb” and let everyone take a bite of a cookie. Notice how cracked they appear on the outside. Notice that the inside is hollow. On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed when they found His tomb empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.

For more information on the real Easter story, check out this website.

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  1. We love making the merangues– all year long. We use the mini-chocolate chips. I found out at Christmast that our new oven and special cookie sheets vent too well and the cookies were not done in the morning. So the last time we made them, we baked at 200 degrees for 2 hours, I think. I’ll have to check on that if you need me to.