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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

FHE lesson! empty tomb cookies

1 cup whole pecans, in a plastic baggie
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
1 pinch salt
1 cup sugar
Directions
1Preheat oven to 300 degrees--you MUST do it now. Also, gather a cooking mallet, kitchen mixer, masking tape and Bible.
2Read John 19:1-3 ~ Jesus was beaten for our sins; beat the nuts with a cooking mallet; set aside.
3Read 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.
4Read John 10:10-11 - Egg whites symbolize Jesus' holy, innocent life; add whites to the bowl with the vinegar.
5Read Luke 23:27 - the bitter tears of the women; taste a few grains, remember your own sins; add the salt to the bowl.
6Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 - Sweet salvation! Taste and see; add to the bowl.
7Crank 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!
8Read Matthew 27:57-60 - Fold the nuts into the egg-sugar mixture; this symbolizes the rocks in the garden.
9Using a scoop or knife & spoon, drop by spoon into mounds (to resemble a rocky tomb); put into the oven and turn it OFF!
10Read Matthew 27:65-66 - The tomb is sealed; use two pieces of tape (5-6 inches long) to "seal" the door edges (symbolically).
11Read John 16:20 & 22 - Consider these passages, then go to bed!
12NEXT 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!
13He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

The kids liked it and although we were skeptical this morning we woke up and indeed there were cookies with a hollow midlde and tasted yummy. A little crunchy and fun.

4 comments:

Colleen said...

how cute! I copied this and printed it! Thanks!!

I have a good life said...

Very cute. I don't own a mixer. I wonder if it would still work!

Yvonne said...

What a great idea. Thanks.

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

I've seen this many times but have never tried it. We just might have to do it.