My mom sent me a recipe for Easter Story Cookies, cookies that you make where each step in the process represents the story of Easter, hence the name...
So the kids and I set out on our first batch:
Step one: Crushed pecans represent the beating Jesus endured after his arrest.
Step two: Vinegar, represents the sour wine Jesus was given to drink on the cross.
Step 3:Egg Whites, represent life, the life that Jesus gave for us.
Step 4: Salt, represents the tears Jesus followers shed when he died.
Step 4: Sugar, representing the sweetest part of the story; Jesus loves us and gave his life for us so that we could belong to him.
Step 5: Beat on high speed till white peaks form, representing how we are made white as snow through the sacrifice of Jesus.
Step 6: Fold in broken nuts, drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Step 7: Put in the oven and seal with tape, representing after Jesus died and his body was placed in the tomb, the tomb was sealed.
Step 8: The next morning unseal the oven and take the cookies out, and enjoy!
A special surprise is the cookies should turn out hollow, representing the empty tomb, because HE IS RISEN!