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Resurrection Story Cookies Steps & Recipe

What are Resurrection Cookies?  These cookies are not just about eating a cookie.  They are used to help teach the Resurrection of Jesus.  The cookies are found empty!
Prep Time5 hrs 27 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 27 mins
Cuisine: America
Author: Diane @Recipesforourdailybread


  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • One teaspoon vinegar
  • Three egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Ziplock bag
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tape
  • Bible


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place pecans in the ziplock bag and let the children beat them with a wooden spoon to break them into little pieces. Explain: That after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldier. Read JOHN 19: 1-3
  • Let each child taste the vinegar. Put one teaspoon in a 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. Explain: That eggs represent life and that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read JOHN 10:10-11
  • Sprinkle a small pinch of salt in each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain: That this represents the tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our sin. Read LUKE 23:27
  • Add 1 cup of 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 on high-speed for 13 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form. When you raise up the beaters, the egg whites will stick to the beaters without dropping. Explain: The color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleaned by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
  • Gently fold the broken pecans into the egg whites. Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. To make it easier, I used a one teaspoon size ice cream scoop. Explain: that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read MATTHEW 27: 57-60
  • Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the oven door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read MATTHEW 27:65-66
  • Send the children to bed! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were sad when the tomb was sealed. Read JOHN 16:20 and 22
  • On Resurrection Morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Yes, a cookie before breakfast! Notice the cracks and take a bite. The cookies are empty! Explain: That on the first Resurrection morning, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty! Jesus’ had risen!!! Read MATTHEW 28:1-9