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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Encouragement!!

I was just reading a sweet post from a dear friend about keeping the true meaning of holidays as our first priority!! Jesus Christ that is! What a blessing it was to have this reminder!!
Jarrod and I have started (we sure do try to) little traditions since we have gotten married that put christ in his rightful spot: FIRST!

any who,
What I'm trying to get at is our upcoming Holiday: Easter aka Resurrection Day!!

My sweet friend posted a tradition that her family did when she was just a child and It really was something that I thought to be something soooo awesome!! They would bake cookies and the recipe would actually teach the story of the resurrection. Every ingredient has a purpose and a meaning.

I was very blessed by this And I hope you will be too!!

Praise the Lord we serve a risen Savior!!

Here is the Recipe:

Begin this recipe on Saturday, the day before Easter.

1 cup whole pecans

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

pinch salt

1 cup sugar

zipper baggie

wooden spoon or a wooden meat hammer

duct tape or packing tape


Preheat oven to 300*F.

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon or hammer to break them 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 of vinegar into the 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 the 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. Then put your pinch of salt in the bowl.

Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus's followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing! Add 1 cup sugar to the bowl.

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 Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 10 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form.

Explain that 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 wax paper covered cookie sheets.

Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus's body was laid. Read Matthew 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 to seal the oven door.

Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

Leave the kitchen. If you've been making these cookies just before bedtime, GO TO BED!

Acknowledge that the kids are probably sad that they've worked hard to make these cookies, and now have to leave them in the oven overnight. Explain that Jesus' followers were in sad when Jesus died and the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Ask the kids to notice the cracked surface. Have them bite into the cookies. The cookies are hollow!

Explain that on the first Easter morning, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.



  1. My mom does this with the girls every Easter, and it is such a true blessing- very spiritual! The process is so cool and cookies simply delicious. It's a tradition I pray they continue with their own children one day.
    In Him,

  2. I've never heard of this recipe before but it sounds awesome!

  3. You guys seem awesome! I do appreciate your faith and found it a little ironic that I have a son named Jarrod, and spelled the same way, and that I was born on Sept 6th 1957. God needed special people for a special child and obviously found the right combination in you guys.
    Have a glorious Easter!!
    Mark Crowe
    Stanton, KY.


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