Easter Story Cookies

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This is a fun way to illustrate the Easter story for children.

Share the story of Jesus’ resurrection with your family by making these Easter story cookies. They should be prepared the night before Easter.

Easter story cookies

1 cup whole pecans

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

A pinch of salt

1 cup sugar

A zip-loc baggie

A wooden spoon



Heat your oven to 300 degrees. (Don’t wait until you’re finished with the recipe.)

Place the pecans in the zip-loc baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break them into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. (John 19:1-3)

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar in a mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink. (John 19:28-30)

Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us everlasting life. (John 10:10-11)

Sprinkle a bit of salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and sprinkle the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers. (Luke 23:27)

Add 1 cup of sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of Easter is that Jesus dies because he loves us and is born again to watch over us from heaven. (Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16)

Beat with a mixer on high for 12 to 15 minutes, or until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity of those who have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus. (Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:13)

Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the tomb where Jesus’ body was laid to rest. (Matthew 27: 57-60)

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven off. Give each child some tape to seal the door. Explain that when Jesus was in the tomb, the world was dark and his tomb had been sealed. (Matthew 27:65-66)

Go to bed. Explain that they might feel sad about leaving the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were sad to leave him in the tomb, too. (John 16:20-22)

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 morning, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb was empty. (Matthew 28:1-9)

Have fun!

Happy Easter!


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