Easter Story Cookies – Resurrection Rolls
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus and God’s plan for our salavation. Telling the story to children with these “Easter Story Cookies”, is a hands-on devotional that makes it meaningful for them. I’ve included a second idea of Resurrection Rolls, too.
These Easter Story Cookies are to be made the night before Easter. Through the making of the cookies, the Easter story is told along with the reading of the corresponding scripture passages.
1 c. whole pecans
1 tsp vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 c. sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. This is very important. Don’t wait until you are half done with the recipe!
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let the children 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. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 10: 28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life in order to give us life. Read John 10: 10-11
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23: 27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing……
Add 1 cup of 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 Psalms 34: 8 and John 3: 16.
Beat the egg white mixture with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain the 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 teaspoons onto baking stone. (or use a baking sheet with parchment paper) Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:: 57-60.
Place in oven, close the door, and turn the oven off! Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door. Read Matthew 27: 65-66.
Go to bed!
Explain that they may feel said to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were sad 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
8 large marshmallows
4 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon mixed with 3 Tbsp sugar
1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
Lay the eight triangle rolls out.
In three separate bowls, place the marshmallows, melted butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Dip a marshmallow in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar.
Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent dough and fold around the marshmallow leaving no open spaces. Pinch together the edges tightly.
Put the roll into a slightly greased muffin tin.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.
Crescent rolls should be lightly browned.
When you open the roll, the middle is empty.
Talk about how they discovered the empty tomb on Easter morning. Jesus is Risen!
Both the Easter Story Cookies and Resurrection Rolls will remind kids of the true meaning of Easter!
He is Risen!