Easter is more than rabbits and eggs and that annoying basket-stuffing grass that somehow manages to sneak its way across the house. Seriously? How does that grass get EVERYWHERE? I’ve never understood that. But back to the matter at hand…. Easter is a time to slow down and spend with family. Easter is a time to be aware of spring awakening around us. And most importantly, Easter is a time to remember that God gave his only son for us so that sins will be forgiven. It’s a big deal that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of baskets and candy.
Have you heard about Resurrection Cookies before? While there are a few different recipes out there, all provide a way to spend time with your children walking through the Bible and remembering the meaning of Easter.
Motherhood on a Dime has a particularly good blog post about Resurrection Cookies. Not only does the post include directions and a printable recipe, it also includes bible verses and talking points for talking to older preschool children and elementary aged children about the death of Jesus. If you want to make these with your children, plan on making them the night before Easter. The cookies stay in the oven overnight. When you open your oven on Easter morning, the cookies will be ready and they will be hollow inside….just like the tomb was empty. Jesus is risen!
You can find full directions with a printable recipe at Motherhood on a Dime.