Friday, May 4, 2012

Resurrection Rolls and Cookies

Resurrection Rolls

1 pkg. crescent rolls
large marshmallows (as many as the number of rolls you want to make)
1/2 C butter
cinnamon sugar mix (2 T sugar to 1 tsp. cinnamon = a good ratio)

Melt about 1/2 C butter.

Put cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl.

Discuss how white represents purity and, therefore, the marshmallow represents Christ.

Roll each marshmallow in butter and then in cinnamon sugar. Discuss how the body was prepared with spices.

Roll the marshmallow in the crescent roll and seal it up, discussing how the tomb was sealed.

Bake according to package directions. When they are done, the marshmallow is gone! Discuss how this has to do with the empty tomb and the resurrection.

Resurrection Cookies:

1 C pecans (I opt out of these, but you are supposed to put them in a baggie and have the kids hit the body. Discuss how the Romans beat Christ John 19: 1-3)
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 C sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Do pecan step, if performing

Have kids smell vinegar and discuss how when Christ was thirsty on the cross, to be mean they offered him vinegar to drink. John 19: 28-30.

Add egg whites and discuss how eggs represent life and that Christ died to save us all and gave up his own life for us. John 10:10-11

Add a pinch of salt and discuss the tears shed by Mary and Jesus's disciples Luke 23:27

Add sugar to mixing bowl. Discuss how this is the "sweet" part because he loved us enough to die for us so that we could be resurrected and live with him and Heavenly Father again. John 3:16

Beat all of the above ingredients on high with an electric mixer for about 15 minutes or until the egg whites form stiff peaks.

Fold in nuts, if using.

Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Explain that the mounds represent the tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Matthew 27:57-60

Put cookie sheet in oven and turn oven off. Explain that this represents the sealing of the tomb. Matthew 27: 65-66

Discuss how the disciples were very sad when the tomb was sealed John 16:20, 22

In the morning, open up the oven and eat a cookie...they are hollow! Matthew 28:1-9

Does anyone wonder why I'm sharing all these things we are doing? Its so I have a record of what we do every year. Some of these things are traditions, and every year, I have to look them up. Some of them, are things I want to make traditions. My computer is acting up, or I would show you the resurrection rolls, too. Many of you have done them already, though, so it probably doesn't matter. We are also going to plant jelly beans and see what happens...I'll show you soon!

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