Easter Story Cookies – Resurrection Rolls

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Easter, Holidays | 30 comments

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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

Zipper Baggie

Wooden spoon

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


Resurrection Rolls


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.

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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.

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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!

Happy Easter!

He is Risen!




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  1. Good ideas for the Holy Week. 🙂

    • yes, a very special week!

  2. I made these when my daughters were young. It’s a beautiful way to tell the story. I was overjoyed when my grandchildren said they made them a couple years ago — passing traditions down through time!

    • That’s so awesome! It’s a wonderful Easter lesson!

  3. I have a three year old I’d like to do this with! Thanks so much for sharing this at Literacy Musing Mondays.

    • It’s one that can be repeated each year.

  4. Thanks for a great idea and wish I had come across it sooner in time for Easter! Never mind, it’s still Easter month so I’ll try making those rolls before March ends (though I seriously doubt if they’ll come out to be as perfect as yours once I’m done with them – I’m a pathetic cook!). We always celebrate Easter with Easter eggs at home and this time it was the kids who took it upon themselves to paint them with their favorite colors. I came across this ‘Dye Eggs Naturally’ activity here: http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/holidays/easter/easter-crafts and ended up making the colors from my kitchen itself. We did have a gala time painting the eggs and now we’ll round it off with these yum-looking resurrection rolls. Thanks a lot for a great recipe and an even greater idea.

    • I’m sure they will turn out. Just make sure they are sealed! If kids can do it, you can! Thanks for your lovely comments!

  5. This is not only great recipes but great learning lesson for everyone. Thanks Oma!

    • You are correct! Happy Easter! HE is RISEN!

  6. What a super idea!!! Wow! This is so clever!

  7. These are such fun! I just tried them for the first time with my 2 and 4 year old, and they thought it was just amazing! I’m sharing on my blog tomorrow, and linking back to you. Feel free to check it out, and thanks again for sharing this great idea! http://www.coffeewithus3.com/resurrection-rolls/

    • Thanks for linking back!

  8. I have seen these before, but have never made them. Perhaps this will b the year! Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! Pinned!

  9. Talk about deliciousness! Yum!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. What a great way to get the kids involved! When my kids were younger we had the Resurrection Eggs that we would go through and explain at Easter time. Thanks for sharing at A Pinch of Joy-Busy Monday 🙂

    • The Resurrection Eggs are great, too! Thanks for visiting!

  11. Love this idea…thanks for sharing at One More Time Events

  12. I love these ideas! I’ve pinned them so I can ponder on how to make them work for my Sunday School class (otherwise I’ll just make them at home!)

    • The Resurrection Rolls would work as they take less time and you don’t wait long to bake. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I’ve never heard of these but they sound – and look – gorgeous. Must try them. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  14. Wonderful! thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  15. I love this! But I am not good with baking. I am still thinking if I am going to try. Easter is a really really important event for me and I want to share it with my son. Thanks for the ideas =)


    • Yes, Easter is a very important event for Christians!

  16. Great ideas for giving kids a visual representation of the resurrection! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  17. Really, really cool! I love it! Checking it out from krafty inspiration thursday and I’ll be making these with my kids! Pinned 🙂

    • Thanks! Have a wonderful time with your kids!

  18. Omgosh, I haven’t thought of these in a long time, thanks so much for sharing!!
    Have a happy day!

  19. Wow! These look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  20. We have made these before! They are so yummy! Thanks for sharing today at our Twirl and Take a Bow party! Hope to see you again next week!


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