Easter Story Cookies

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You need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar

zipper baggie
wodden spoon/ or mallet
tape and Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pecans in zipper baggie and let
eat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces.>
Explain that after Jesus was arrested he was beatenby the Roman soldiers.
(Read John 19:1-3)>
Let each child smll the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he wa given vinegar to
drink (ead 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 and
the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears
by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
(Read Luke 23:27)

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing.

Show 1 cup sugar. (Add sugar gradually as you beat egg white mixture.)

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 Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16)

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks
formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity of those
sins have been cleansed through the atonement of Jesus.
(Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3)

Fold in the nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.

Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was
laid. (Read Matt. 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
tomb was sealed. (Read Matt. 27:65-66)

GO to Bed! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the
overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
(Read John 16:20, 22)

The next morning (possibly Easter morning, if you do this with your
open the oven door and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked
and take a bite. the cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus'
followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. (Read Matt.