Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Easter Story Cookies

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!


Polly said...

Looked like a fun family activity to share the Easter Story.

Suzan said...

Sweet pictures Brooke. I loved looking at them and walking through each step of the Easter Story with you and the kids. You're such a sweet mama. Love, Suzan Williams