Last year we made "Easter Story Cookies" to help our kids further connect Easter with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It was a rushed event because we ran out of time after all the other hoopla we tried to squeeze in, but we did it. There's a story to go along with each step of the process to help the kids understand the symbolism of each ingredient you put in and I liked that it gave us one more chance to go over the important stuff before the big day.
The recipe tells you to mix everything the night before and then "seal" them in the oven overnight.
Do you like our "sealing" job?The next morning you open the oven and find that the cookies are completely hollow, signifying how the tomb was hollow and empty as well on that Easter morning long ago.
My kids were vaguely interested. I mean, it can be tough for anything to compete with Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts. The discussion the cookies brought on was certainly great to bring in the spirit, but the cookies themselves were later thrown in the trash because they weren't overly tasty. I figured maybe that would be a one-time event.
But this year my kids keep asking if we'll do them again with puppy-dog eyes hoping we will. (I'm so thankful kids help keep traditions going.)
So, of course, Easter cookies are now penciled in to the Easter plans.
A bunch of people asked for this recipe last year and this year too. If you're one of them, click here for great step by step instructions with scriptural references to go with them.
We are painting our Easter eggs tonight...I think I'm more excited than my kids.