If I Had Kids at Home for Easter

Our family celebrates Easter in Ohio, so I don’t have little ones in my house for the weekend.  If I did, I think I would make these Easter cookies with them.  I think the object lesson would stick with them for quite a while.  I wish I had known about this when my kids were small!  Thanks to Carol for providing the recipe.

Easter Story Cookies 

1 cup whole pecans                                         1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites(room temperature)                     pinch salt

1 cup sugar                                                      plastic-zipper baggie

wooden spoon                                                 wax paper

tape                                                                 cookie sheet

mixer                                                               mixing bowl



Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

            Place pecans in baggie and let children beat them with a wooden spoon into small pieces.  Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by Roman soldiers.  Read John 19:1-3.

            Let each child smell the vinegar.  Put vinegar into 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 vinegar.  Eggs represent life.  Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us eternal life.  Read John 10:10-11.

             Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand.  Let each one taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.  Explain this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.  Read Luke 23:27.

            Add sugar.  Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died, because of His great love for us.  He wants us to know and belong to Him.  Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.

            Beat ingredients with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes till stiff peaks form.  The white represnts 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 broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.  Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb, where Jesus’ body was laid.  Read Matthew 27:57-60.

            Put cookie sheet in oven and turn oven OFF.  Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door, as the Roman soldiers sealed Jesus’ tomb.  Read Matthew 27:65-66.

            GO TO BED!  Explain that they may feel sad leaving the cookies overnight.  Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.  Read John 16:20 and 22.

            On Easter 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, and have a blessed Easter!!!!!


1 Response to “If I Had Kids at Home for Easter”

  1. 1 writeathome April 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Becky,

    Thanks for the ping back. I wish I had had this recipe when my kids were smaller too. We made these in Sunday school last year. Since we weren’t able to leave them overnight, I did have a batch with me that was completely done so the kids could try them. I think they enjoyed the lesson and the cookies.

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