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Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday!! ....Recipe Lesson

Easter Cookies or Forgotten Cookies---Great to do with children and learn a lesson.
To be made the evening before Easter.
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 300 *this is important DO NOT wait until you are half done with the recipe*
Place pecans in zipper baggie, beat with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
After Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman Soldier
Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
When Jesus was on the cross He was given vinegar to drink
Add eggs whites.
Eggs represent life, Jesus gave His life to give us life
Add pinch of salt.
Salt represents the salty tears shed by the followers of Jesus
Add 1 cup of sugar.
The sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us
Beat with mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
The color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been forgiven
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid
Put cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
DO NOT open the oven door, Jesus' tomb was sealed. (Door may be taped)
You will feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Easter morning, open 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 the tomb open and empty!
May this weekend be filled with reflections of God's Grace and Mercy.


Dave said...

Happy Easter Darla! I was a little worries when I noticed that the title of your post said recipe then I saw a picture of that little frog. I was thinking "poor little guy" then I read on! A good message is baked into those cookies!

Susie said...

I love this Darla. I have never heard of this. Thanks for sharing it!

Deb said...

Darla, great recipe, good lesson for us all. I wish our frogs looked like that, well we just have toads..

Kathleen said...

Happy Good Friday Darla!!

tina said...

You garden and cook too? Wow! Cookies sound good this time of year.

Smilingsal said...

What a neat tradition to make these cookies while there are children living at home to teach. I wish for you and yours a Blessed Easter as you celebrate the risen Lord.

Kylee said...

Wow! That is really cool! I've never heard of this. Thank you for sharing it!

Have a Blessed Easter!

Dennis said...

Awesome! I love traditions that remind me of who I am....a child of God. I'll forget if left to my own ways!

bennie and patsy said...

Great way to teach the resurrection. Happy Good Friday Patsy

SweetAnnee said...

I love the recipe... and the lil frog!!

Happy Good Friday

Connie said...

May you have a blessed Easter.
Love the little tree frog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Darla~~ Great idea. The cookies sound delicious and it would definitely be sad to leave them in the oven all night. I like how the lesson evokes real emotions--to a lesser degree, the emotions Jesus' followers must have felt.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is really neat. I've never heard of the recipe before.
A good way to teach about Good Friday for sure.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great recipe --for Good Friday, Darla...I had seen that one before--but it's always good to re-read...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Easter.

imjacobsmom said...

This is new to me, thanks for sharing. I'll have Jacob take a peek at this and maybe we will try this together. Happy Easter ~ Robyn

Lois said...

What a wonderful recipe Darla! Thanks for posting it. I also love that little frog in your picture!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, what a cute little frog.

Very interesting cookie recipe. A wonderful way to begin a discussion of the meaning of Easter. This would be a great tradition for any family.

Gail said...

Happy Easter Darla...thanks for the recipe and lesson. Btw, the frog photo is wonderful. gail

Dirt Princess said...

Happy Easter Darla :)

I love the frog pic! Such a cutie! I love the deep purple of the petunia.

Have a blessed weekend

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Darla! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it has a nice story for children & adults alike.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that little frog!
And the recipe. I'll have to copy this one down. I've not heard it before. Thanks for sharing it.
Happy Easter!!

Titania said...

Happy Eeaster to you and your family. Grat post. Love the little green guy. The wonderful flowers herald spring and Easter.

Leedra said...

The frog is soooooooo cute.

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texasdaisey said...

Happy Easter Darla, nice post. I used to always make sugar cookies with my kids when they were younger. They loved cutting out the shapes. They never wanted to decorate them though(could never figure that one out.) Keep up the traditions with your family. they make for great memories and laughs later when they are grown.

Meems said...

Kids always like to have their hands in the kitchen with us. The story is a bonus and great object lesson.

That frog photo is fabulous. Have a very happy Easter.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Rue said...

Hi Darla :)

That is so neat! I love it!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter :)


the voice of melody said...

This sounds like such a terrific thing to do with a little one. Thanks for sharing! By the way, you have the most beautiful garden... wish I had a greener thumb! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to your family too. Thank goodness the tomb was empty.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I love these cookies and the lesson they impart. A wonderful activity to do with children.~~Dee

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I have never heard of this recipe before, it's wonderful. What a tradition for Easter. I love the little froggy, hope he got a cookie too. Happy and Blessed Easter, Rosemarie

Dorothy said...

I took me a while to find this post but I wanted to comment anyway. I have never heard of the Easter story being told with the recipe, but it's really neat! This also reminds me how much I like these cookies ☺