Day 33 of 40 days to Resurrection day
Make Resurrection Cookies with a child, yours or someone else’s.
Today my friend Robin and her kiddos visit to share an activity that teaches a lesson, making Resurrection Cookies. Then they get to eat the results. It doesn’t get much better than that.
“One of my absolute favorite things in life is baking with my girls. We bake cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, breads, you name it. We pick our treat, don our aprons, and get messy . . . I mean busy.
Tonight as we act silly and have fun measuring out ingredients. we also reflect on the sacrifice of Christ and the salvation He offers. The girls take turns adding ingredients and reading scriptures. We talk about how badly Jesus was beaten and ridiculed by the soldiers, how He was given vinegar to drink when He was thirsty, how His death brought life to His children, the salty tears of the women who loved Jesus, the sweetness of His love for us, and the blood of the Lamb that washes our sins away and makes us white as snow.
The discussion was light and fun. Memories were being made.
After the cookies were in the oven and the door taped shut, the girls went to bed. We sat and talked about the cookies and reflected on the ingredients and the significance of each.
As I kissed the girls good-night I asked them to think what the cookies might look like in the morning. I do the same as I lay my head down to sleep.
GOOD MORNING! It’s time to check on the cookies!
The girls removed the tape from the oven door in excitement. They wanted to see what had happened to the cookies overnight. They didn’t look much different than the night before. Curious Maddie poked the top of a cookie and crushed it. Then Emma noticed holes in the tops of other cookies. I cut one open and we discovered the cookies were hollow. Before I had a chance to ask them about the empty-looking cookies, Emma smiled and said, “ah-h-h, just like the empty tomb!
Yes, that’s it! The final symbolism is the empty cookie representing the empty tomb!
The power of death could not hold our Jesus! He has risen!
As we get closer to the season of Passover and Resurrection Sunday, I remember the importance the Israelites placed on passing stories down to their children and grandchildren. As we talk about Jesus, we can also make memories our children and grandchildren will share with future generations.
These cookies are easy and fun to make. If you don’t have children in your home, make them with your grandchildren. No grandchildren around? Borrow someone else’s children! The memories will be just as special for you.”
For the recipe for Resurrection Cookie, go here.
Here is a list of supplies and ingredients you will need for this project:
1 cup pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar