Easter (Resurrection) Cookies

Ingredients

1 c whole pecans

1 tsp vinegar

3 egg whites

1 c sugar

pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 (IMPORTANT). Break the pecans into pieces or crush them with a rolling pin, remembering Jesus body was hurt & broken for us. Read John 19:1,3

  2. Let everyone sniff the vinegar and remember that the soldiers offered Jesus vinegar – also called sour wine – to drink when He hung on the cross. Read John 19:28-30. Pour the vinegar into a medium sized mixing bowl

  3. Add the egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent new life in the animal kingdom and for humans. Remember that Jesus gave His life for us. Read John 10:10-11

  4. Put a tiny bit of salt on everyone’s finger and taste it. Put a pinch of salt in the bowl. Salt reminds us of the tears of Jesus’ followers and our tears when we are sorry for the sins we commit. Read Luke 23:27

  5. Now let everyone have a taste of sugar and remember the sweet part of the story. Jesus died for our sins because He loves us. Add the sugar to the bowl. Read John 3:16

  6. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form and the mixture is pure white. That reminds us that Jesus was pure & He never sinned. Read 1 John 3:1-3

  7. Fold in the chopped pecans and drop tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is covered in wax paper. The lumpy mounds represent the tomb where Jesus body was laid to rest. Read Matthew 27:58-60

  8. Put the cookies in the oven and turn the oven OFF! Put a few pieces of tape over the oven door to ‘seal’ the oven and remind that Pilate set a guard of soldiers by Jesus’ tomb so that the disciples wouldn’t steal the body. Read Matthew 27:66

  9. The cookies must be left in the sealed oven overnight, even if we feel sad, just as Jesus’ followers felt very sad after he died.

  10. On Easter morning run to the oven to open it and find delicious hollow cookies, just like Jesus’ tomb was empty. Read Matthew 28:6 and have a cookie! He is Risen!