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Easter Resurrection Cookies

Easter Resurrection Cookies are a wonderful hands-on way to teach children about the Easter story!
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Keyword Resurrection Cookies


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


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Place pecans in plastic bag and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon or rolling pin 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. Now add 1 cup sugar. (Explain the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.)
  • Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. (Explain that the coor white represents the purity in God's eyes for 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 parchment lined cookie sheets. (Explain that each mount represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.)
  • 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. (Explain that Jesus' 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. However, Jesus' followers were also in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.)
  • On Easter morning open the oven and given everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! (On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were stunned to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.)