Friday, April 22, 2011

Empty Tomb Cookies

Happy Good Friday!  And it is a good Friday, indeed!  A friend at church told me about these cookies and I can't WAIT to do this with the girls tomorrow evening!  The crux of the recipe is that you make these cookies while reading corresponding scripture that the steps in the recipe symbolize.  Then in the morning, when you open the oven (tomb) the cookies are hollow and empty!!  It's a great way to impress upon kids the meaning of Easter...  Here is a link to the recipe but I've also copied it below:



Prep Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1/2 day

  1. 1Preheat oven to 300 degrees--you MUST do it now. Also, gather a cooking mallet, kitchen mixer, masking tape and Bible.
  2. 2 Read John 19:1-3 ~ Jesus was beaten for our sins; beat the nuts with a cooking mallet; set aside.
  3. 3 Read John 19:28-30 - Jesus drank something like vinegar (gall), sniff the fragrance, dip finger in and taste, too; place the vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  4. 4 Read John 10:10-11 - Egg whites symbolize Jesus' holy, innocent life; add whites to the bowl with the vinegar.
  5. 5 Read Luke 23:27 - the bitter tears of the women; taste a few grains, remember your own sins; add the salt to the bowl.
  6. 6 Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 - Sweet salvation! Taste and see; add to the bowl.
  7. 7 Crank up the mixer and let it go while you read from Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3; let the mixer go for about 12-15 MINUTES; this needs to be VERY stiff!
  8. 8 Read Matthew 27:57-60 - Fold the nuts into the egg-sugar mixture; this symbolizes the rocks in the garden.
  9. 9 Using a scoop or knife & spoon, drop by spoon into mounds (to resemble a rocky tomb); put into the oven and turn it OFF!
  10. 10 Read Matthew 27:65-66 - The tomb is sealed; use two pieces of tape (5-6 inches long) to "seal" the door edges (symbolically).
  11. 11 Read John 16:20 & 22 - Consider these passages, then go to bed!
  12. 12 NEXT MORNING: Read Matthew 28:1-9 - Jesus is risen! Behold--the empty tomb! Unseal the oven door, take out the cookies, break or bite one in half -- it should be hollow inside---empty---just like the Tomb!
  13. 13 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

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