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Resurrection Cookies

This recipe has been around forever, I’m sure. No clue where it came from.  I just happened to get my hands on it.

To be made the evening before Easter (or as I prefer, Resurrection Sunday)

You will need:

1 cup whole pecans (puh kahns or pee cans, depending on where you’re from 😉 )

1 tsp vinegar

3 egg whites

pinch of salt

1 cup sugar

Ziploc bag

wooden spoon (or a plastic version would do fine)



Preheat oven to 300* F

Place pecans in the ziploc bag and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon to break 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 teaspoon vinegar into a 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 teh vinegar.  Eggs represent life.  Explain that Jesus gave His life to give life to us.  Read John 10:10-11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand.  Let them 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 are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup of 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 – 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

Fold in the broken pecans.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax 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 shet 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 Matthew: 27:65-66

Go to bed.  Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.  Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.  Read John 16:20 and 22

In the 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.  Read Matthew 28:1-9


One comment on “Resurrection Cookies

  1. […] speaking of Resurrection Sunday, I have a cookie recipe for ya over on my recipe blog. I always “mean* to make these LOL But have only ever done them […]

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