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Turn a simple meringue cookie recipe into a faith-based object lesson for Easter with these Resurrection Cookies. Plus I’ve included a downloadable 12-page Resurrection Cookie Recipe printable ebook that you will love using over and over again.
I wish I could take credit for coming up with this idea, but I can’t. However, I have no idea where the idea originated from…send me an email if you know where it started. In any event, we have been making these as part of our Easter traditions for years and years.
Even though we fully do the Easter Bunny and all that fun stuff, we wanted to make sure that we were teaching the real meaning of Easter to our children. This is a great recipe to teach children the real story of Easter….that the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, is not dead but has Risen. We serve a Risen Savior……So for our family, this was perfect! It’s a great object lesson.
I also love my Empty Tomb Rolls on Easter morning to really continue the learning. In fact, they are the most popular post on AMFT and so I ended up making a dairy free, gluten free Empty Tomb Rolls version as well.
Resurrection Cookie Recipe Printable Ebook
I’ve had a lot of requests over the years to turn this into a printable ebook. The resurrection cookie recipe printable includes the basic recipe, the recipe with all the information to use this recipe as an object lesson, all the Bible verses, as well as a few coloring pages for the kids. It’s 12 pages for your family to use over and over again every single year.
Resurrection Cookies Recipe and Story
Using a simple meringue cookie recipe (these aren’t nearly as flavorful as the real deal) and weaving in scripture has really helped teach our children the true meaning of Easter. Of course, they always loves getting in the kitchen with me, but I think their favorite part is that I let them eat on cookie Easter morning before their breakfast. It’s fun, they really think it’s cool, and they are learning why Easter is such an important holiday for us.
These are to be made the evening before Easter.
For the Cookies
- 1 cup whole pecans
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 zip top plastic bag
- 1 wooden spoon
- scotch tape
- Preheat oven to 300F (don't skip this step).
- Place pecans in zip top bag and let kids beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3
- Let each child smell the vinegar, then put 1 teaspoon vinegar into a mixing 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 life. Read: John 10:10-11
- Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it, then put the rest into the mixing bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers and the bitterness of our own sin. Read: Luke 23:27
- Add 1 cup 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
- Beat on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents 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 teaspoon onto a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read: Matthew 27:57-60
- Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the 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
- GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20&22
- On Resurrection Sunday (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
Originally posted: 4/20/11 Updated: 3/21/18