Easter Resurrection Cookies

Easter Resurrection Cookies are a wonderful hands-on way to teach children about the Easter story!

There are lots of names for this recipe including Empty Tomb Cookies and Easter Story Cookies.

Whatever you call them, it’s a fun project and simply delicious!


Resealable plastic bag Wooden spoon or rolling pin Duct tape or masking tape Bible 2 cookie sheets Parchment paper Teaspoon Mixer and bowl


There is a printable list of scriptures and directions located with the recipe.

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 2. Place pecans in plastic bag and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon or rolling pin to break into small pieces.

3. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl.

4. Add egg whites to vinegar.

5. Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.

6. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Now add 1 cup sugar.

7. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets.

9. Put the cookies in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door closed.

On Easter morning open the oven and given everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow!

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