Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just In Time For Resurrection Sunday

(Resurrection Rolls)

This sounds similar to the ressurection Cookies, but even more simple, would be fun to do with your children.
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows
Melted butter

Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
Make sure all seams are pinched together well.
(Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams)
Bake according to package directions.   Cool.

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!  Celebrate God's love! ♥♥♥

(Resurrection Cookies)

What a wonderful way to explore and share
the true meaning of Easter.
It is great fun for all the family and the cookies
really are delicious.
Read the whole recipe before beginning...
try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Ingredients: You need:
1 cup whole pecans
Mixing bowl
3 egg whites
Wooden spoon
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
Zipper baggy
1 pinch of salt
Wax paper
Cookie sheet
Place pecans in the baggy and let the children beat them
with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested,
He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read - John 19:1-3 to them

Let child smell the vinegar.
Put 1 tsp. into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross,
He was given vinegar to drink.

Read - John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to the vinegar.
Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life for our life.
Read - John 10:10-11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand
let them taste it then brush the rest into the bowl.
Explain that represents the salty tears shed by Jesus followers,  and the bitterness of our own sin...
Read - Luke 23:27

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing.
Add 1 cup sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of this 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

Beat with mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read - Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts.
Drop by tsp.onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid. Read - Matt. 27:65-66

Put cookies sheet in the oven.
Close door and turn oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door.
Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed.
Read - Matt. 27:65-66

Go to bed !
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read - John 16:20 and 22

On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie !

Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.

The cookies are hollow !

On the first Resurrection Day Jesus followers were amazed
to find the tomb open and empty.
Read - Matt. 28:1-9

He Has Risen ! Hallelujah ! ! ! ! !
What a wonderful way to teach children about the risen Saviour...Hope you enjoy these with your family.

Praise God for his resurrection, and for being the saviour
the world was waiting for, I thank God he came to me and saved my soul, back in July 1974, oh praise his holy name.
He is still saving souls today, we had about 11 saved this last week at the tent Revival meeting in Folkston Georgia,
God is on the move, he is still touching hearts and saving souls, he is still wanting everyone to accept his dear son Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour, and to have a intimate relationship with him. God bless you my friends, and hope your weekend is a good one blessed from our Father on high.



Grammy Blick said...

Thank you so much! I mentioned Resurrection Cookies to a lady from our church, then could not find the recipe. I'm posting this, with a link to your blog, on my devotional and on my recipe blogs. The more we can share, the more children will see this explanation of the empty tomb.

Barbara said...

I say amen Grammy blick...May hundreds of children see this and truly understand the resurrection.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these unique recipes. A beautiful way to tell little ones of Christ and his love for us.

You asked about the blue wildflowers...I think they are cornflowers or commonly called Bachelor's Buttons. They really are pretty next to the red poppies.

Kateri said...

Those rolls sound really neat--what a great way to involve children in the feast of the resurection!

Barbara said...

They sure are beautiful Mildred, thanks for telling me what they are, that is not what we have here.

sarah said...

great fun ideas. Thanks for these Barb.

Miss Linda said...

This is *wonderful*!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and the reflections that follow the ingredients!

Joyce said...

I have never made these and my girls are older but I think it would still be fun and meaningful. Wishing you blessings today~Palm Sunday!

Donnie said...

What a wonderful way to teach children that Easter is not the Easter Bunny. Lovely.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, thank you for sharing this recipe! Our grandkids did this at Sunday School this past Sunday. Truly a wonderful way of showing little ones the resurrection.

Happy I found your blog.


Terri said...

I do the resurrection rolls every year in children's church and love doing it. It is such a wonderful way to help them understand the resurrection of Christ.

Barbara said...

Yes amen I agree these cookies and rolls are a wonderful way to teach little ones about the resurrection of Jesus. Nancy thank you for stopping by my blog and sayin hi. Bless you all that do comment I love to hear much remark from you all. Hugs