Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Easter Cookies

Summer Laney sent us a recipe for Easter cookies that we decided to make. They were cookies that went along with the Easter Story. Each step in the recipe had a Bible Verse that related to what you were doing.

1. Beat pecans with a wooden spoon, representing how Jesus was beaten before he was placed on the cross.

2. Add vingear, representing how Jesus was given vinegar to drink when he was thirsy while on the cross/ The kids were asked to smell the vinegar before it was added

3. Add egg whites to mix, Eggs represent life, Jesus gave His life to give us life

4. Give each child a pinch of salt in their hand and ask them to taste it then add it to the mix, Representing the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers

5. Add sugar, Representing the sweetest part of the story that Jesus died because he loves us

6. Beat for 12-15 minutes until white, representing the purity of sins

7. Fold in nuts and spoon onto cookie sheet in mounds, each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus was buried

8. Put the cookies in the oven, close the door, and turn the oven off, tape the door closed, and go to bed reperesenting how Jesus' followeres where in depair when the tomb was closed

9. When you wake up in the morning open the oven and taste the cookies, the cookies are hollow on the inside to represent the empty tomb on Easter morning

Jamie's job was to look up each Bible verse and read it to up as we finished each step.

The cookies tasted okay, but more importantly it gave the kids a lesson on the true meaning of Easter. I think it helped the to better grasp what we were saying instead of just reading it out of the Bible the got to see and do each step. Thank you Summer for this wonderful recipe that will now be a yearly tradition in our house on the night before Easter.

1 comment:

Summer Laney said...

I am glad you guys did this. THe cookies did not taste that great but I think it helps the kids understand the story of Easter a little better.