1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Zip lock bag
Wooden spoon
    These cookies are designed to be made just before sending the kids to bed the night before Easter.   Read on and you will understand why.   We have been using this recipe about 15 years.  I am not sure where I got it.  These cookies are a great kitchen activity for parents to teach their children or grandchildren what happened to Jesus on Resurrection Sunday.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  1. Place pecans in the zip lock bag and let the children beat them with a wooden spoon to break them into little pieces.   Explain:  That after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldier.  Read John 19: 1-3
  2. Let each child taste the vinegar.  Put 1 teaspoon in a mixing bowl.  Explain:  That when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.  Read John 19: 28-30
  3. Add egg whites to the vinegar.  Explain:  That eggs represent life and that Jesus gave His life to give us life.  Read John 10:10-11
  4. Sprinkle a small pinch of salt in each child’s hand.  Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.  Explain: That this represents the tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our own sin.  Read Luke 23:27
  5. 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
  6. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form.  When you raise up the beaters the egg whites will stick to the beaters without dropping.   Explain:  That the color white represents the purity  in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleaned by Jesus.  Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3 
  7. Gently fold the broken pecans into the egg whites. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Explain:  that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.  Read Matthew 27: 57-60
  8. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the oven 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
  9. Send the children to bed!  Explain that they may feed sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.  Jesus’ followers were sad when the tomb was sealed.  Read John 16:20 and 22
  10. On Resurrection Morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.  Yes, a cookie before breakfast! Notice the cracks and take a bite.  The cookies are hollow!  Explain:  That on the first Resurrection morning, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty!  Just like the inside of our cookies.  Jesus had risen!!!  Read Matthew 28:1-9


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