Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Meringue Cookies

This neat cookie recipe was passed to me this year, and I wish I'd heard about it sooner! What a fun (and different) way to greet Easter morning!


Making cookies with your children to teach the true meaning of EASTER!

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." John 1:14

You Will Need:

1- cup whole pecans
1-teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1-cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon


Preheat the oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait until you're half-done with the recipe)

1. Place the pecans in the baggie and let the kids beat them with the wooden spoon to break them into pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

Read John 19:1-3

2. Put the vinegar into a mixing bowl. Let each child smell the vinegar. Explain that when Jesus was on the cross and He became thirsty, He was offered vinegar to drink.

Read John 19:28-30

3. Add the egg whites to the vinegar. The eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life so that we could have life.

Read John 10:10-11

4. Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand and let them taste it. Put 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

5. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. 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

6. Beat the egg whites with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3

7. Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto a wax paper cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid to rest.

Read Matt. 27:57-60

8. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven off.

9. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door. Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed.

Read Matt. 27:65-66

10. Go to bed. Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight and that Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.

Read John 16:20-22

11. 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 find His tomb empty.

Read Matt. 28: 1-9

Recommend: YES

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Mary | Deep South Dish said...

I love teachable recipes and I hope that more people are doing this kind of thing with their children these days.

Thanks for stopping by my Deep South Dish blog and leaving a comment on my brown sugar coca cola ham! I'm not a big crockpot user, but your recipe does sound wonderful.

I just love the way that using coke accents pork and the ham is so tender and full of flavor. I also love the use of cloves with my ham, with or without the pineapple (I do love pineapple) and yeah, I guess that's quite a bit of brown sugar LOL. Apparently I like my ham sweet! Depends on the size of the ham I guess, but of course you can reduce that to taste. :)

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Easter to you and your family too!

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Delicious!! I wonder if this would be like baking bread for me hahaha Happy Easter to you!! :)

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