Easter Story Cookies
Mar 2021 12:15 AM

Easter Story Cookies

Mar 2021 12:15 AM
Mar 2021 12:15 AM

Make the night before Easter!


1c. Whole Pecans
1tsp. Vinegar
1c. Sugar
Gallon Size Zipper Bag
3 Egg Whites
Wooden Spoon
Pinch of Salt
Wax Paper
Bible and/or verse cards



Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break in to 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

(Alternative idea: pour vinegar on a piece of sponge and let kids taste the vinegar)

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

Add 1c. 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 Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer for 12- 15 mins until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the 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 the broken pecans. Drop by teaspoons of the mixture onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ 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 and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’s tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 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 fine the tomb open and empty! Matthew 28:1-9