I remember seeing Resurrection cookies last year and I knew that I wanted to do them with my kids this Easter. Hoping to prevent a complete flop in front of the kids on Easter, I did a trial run last night.
I love the chart format of the directions over on Learn to Love, Love to Learn but I wanted to be able to print it off so that I wouldn’t have to have my computer nearby while going through the steps with the kids. So, I made a printable version.
You can download a printable version of the Resurrection Cookies here.
To make the cookies, you will need:
- 1 ziplock bag
- a hammer
- 1 cup whole pecans
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp vinegar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 300°. Do NOT skip this very first (VERY IMPORTANT) step!
2. Begin following the chart below. Read the scriptures to the child and discuss each part of making the cookies and how it relates to the Resurrection.
|Cookie Instructions||Biblical Correlation & Explanation||Corresponding Bible Verses|
|Place pecans in ziplock bag and let the child beat them with a hammer.||Jesus was arrested and beaten by the Roman soldiers.||John 19:1-3|
|Let the child smell the vinegar and put it into the mixing bowl.||When Jesus was thirsty on the cross, the soldiers gave him vinegar to drink.||
|Add egg whites to vinegar.||Eggs represent life. Jesus gave His life to give life to us.||
|Sprinkle salt into the child’s hand and let them taste it. Brush remaining salt into bowl.||Salty tears were shed by Jesus’ followers.||
|Add sugar to the bowl.||The “sweet” part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us! He wants us to know and belong to Him.||
|Beat ingredients on high speed for 15 minutes or until stiff peaks form.||White represents our sins being cleansed by Jesus.||
|Fold in beaten nuts and drop teaspoon sizes of the mixture onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.||The mounds represent the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.||
|Place cookie sheet in oven and turn it OFF!!! Give the child a piece of tape to seal the oven door.||Jesus was placed in His tomb and it was sealed.||
|Go to bed. (Explain that they may be sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.)||Jesus’ followers were sad and in despair when His tomb was sealed.||
|On Resurrection morning, open the oven and eat cookies, taking notice of the cracked surface and that the cookies are hollow.||On the first Resurrection, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.||
I thought it might be helpful to see some photos of the process. This is what the mounds looked like before putting them in the oven.
The photo below is what they looked like after taking them out of the oven the following morning. (You can kind of see some of the cracks in the surface.)
The photo below shows one of the hollow cookie.
My Alterations and Adjustments: Overall, I am pleased with my “trial” run. I did alter the recipe by cutting everything in half. It made plenty of cookies. (Cutting the recipe in half produced the ones shown on the tray above plus half of another tray.)
Also, I didn’t hammer the pecans…I just broke them up with my hands. I think it will be much better with the nuts hammered into smaller pieces. (That is why you can see some fairly large nut chunks in the cookies.) We will definitely use the hammer on our “real” version.
I am looking forward to doing this with the kids for Easter!