Create lasting Easter memories with Empty Tomb Resurrection Cookies. This easy and interactive meringue cookie recipe really brings the Easter story to life!

As you read the suggested Bible verses (or tell the story in your own words), the kids interact by pounding the nuts, tasting the ingredients, and learning why we celebrate Easter!


Walnuts Vinegar Eggs Salt  Sugar Cardamom (optional)

 You Also Need

Bible Large Ziplock Bag Rolling Pin Tape

Preheat oven to  300 F. Place walnuts in ziplock bag. Have your kids beat the bag with a wooden rolling pin to break the nuts into pieces.

Let the children smell and taste the vinegar, then pour the vinegar into a mixing bowl.

Add the egg whites to the mixing bowl.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand and allow them to taste it. Add a pinch of salt to the bowl.

Finally, add the sugar and cardamom (if using) to the bowl.

Beat the mixer on high speed for approximately 15 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.

Explain that the color white represents purity. In God's eyes, our sins have been cleansed by Jesus and we are seen as white as snow.

Fold the nuts into the egg whites.

Drop tablespoon-sized portions onto two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.

Put the cookie sheets into the oven, close the door, and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed and guarded by Roman soldiers.

Tell the children it's time for bed. Acknowledge that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Remind them that Jesus’ followers were also sad and in despair when the tomb was sealed.

On Easter morning, have the kids unseal the oven Point out the cracked surface of the cookies and take a bite. Surprise, the tomb cookies are hollow!

Explain that on the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find that the stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty! Jesus is risen!!!

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