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Offline JOLENE

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Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« on: March 20, 2008, 11:34:06 AM »
This looks like a fun and easy Easter activity.

Description of Easter celebration or activity:
To teach your children the true meaning of Easter in a fun and meaningful way.

Setting up and preparing for this celebration or activity:
Forgotten Cookies These cookies are entitled "Forgotten Cookies" because you leave them in the oven overnight...forgotten. You can use chocolate chips in addition to nuts. The cookies are yummy.

Easter Story Cookies To be made the evening before Easter. You need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible

Preheat oven to 300.   Place pecans in zipper baggie and let 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 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read 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 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 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 Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa.1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken 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 Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair 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 Matt. 28:1-9.

I copied this from www.familyeducation.com website.


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Re: Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 11:49:28 AM »
Wow!!!  :o  That is truly a GREAT IDEA!!! I'll have to save it for when my kids are just a bit older!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Offline Sparkys9

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Re: Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 04:00:00 PM »
I'm so glad that you posted this! We have used this before and had lost the recipe. Thanks! Amy
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Offline gloryacres

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Re: Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 03:02:08 AM »
I'm so glad that you posted this! We have used this before and had lost the recipe. Thanks! Amy

ditto for me ;D

Offline rpeck

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Re: Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 03:37:53 AM »
Thanks for posting this!

Offline homeschooling madre

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Re: Easter - Forgotten Cookies
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 02:35:17 AM »
Just in case anyone's looking for this recipe this week - or maybe never even heard of it.  Here it is!