Resurrection cookies - Catholic Courier

Resurrection cookies

Our children always loved making Resurrection cookies on the night before Easter.


1 cup whole pecans,

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

pinch of salt

cup of sugar

plastic zipper-slider bag

wooden spoon

waxed paper


a Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Put pecans in the plastic zipper-slider bag and beat them with the wooden spoon, breaking them into small pieces. Jesus was tortured and beaten by the Roman soldiers. (John 19:1-3)

Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into a mixing bowl. When Jesus was hanging on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink. (John 19:28-30)

Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Jesus died to give us life. (John 10:10-11)

Add a pinch of salt. This represents the salty tears shed by the followers of Jesus. (Luke 23:27)

Add 1 cup sugar. How sweet it is that Jesus died because he loves us. (John 3:16)

Beat with an electric mixer on high-speed for 12 to 15 minutes, until stiff white peaks are formed. The color white symbolizes the sins that are wiped clean by Jesus. (1 John 3:1-3)

Fold in the broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Each drop represents the rocky tomb where the body of Jesus was laid. (Matthew 27:57-60)

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and immediately turn the oven off. Seal the oven door with a piece of tape. The tomb of Jesus was sealed. (Matthew 27:65-66)

Go to bed. It’s sad to leave the cookies overnight. The followers of Jesus were sad when the tomb was sealed. (John 16:20)

On Easter morning, unseal the oven, grab a cookie and take a bite. Notice how the cookies are hollow. On the first Easter, the followers of Jesus were amazed to find his tomb hollow and empty. (Matthew 28:1-9)

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