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)
GO TO BED.
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.