An Easter Morning Surprise… Resurrection Cookies

empty tomb cookies

The steps in making Resurrection Cookies briefly retell the Easter story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  My friend told me about these last year (Thank you, Karen!) but we never got around to making them.  I thought it would be a fun tradition to begin and something to make our Easter celebration special.  The cookies stay in the oven over night, so it would be perfect to open the oven on Easter Sunday, “on the first day of the week, at early dawn” for your surprise!

Crushing the pecans remindes us that Jesus was beaten and mocked after His arrest…photo

The vinegar represents the sour wine offered to Jesus on the cross…photo

Eggs represent life.  Jesus gave His life to give us Life…photo

Salt reminds us of the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our sin…photo

Sugar represents the sweetest part of the story, Jesus’ love for us…photo

The white color of the mixture reminds us that we are washed clean and “white as snow” because of Jesus’ death on our behalf…



After folding in the nuts, the rocky mounds remind us of the tomb where Jesus was laid…photo


Sealing the oven door with tape reminds us of the sealed tomb.  Leaving the cookies made us a little sad…photo


The next morning, we went back to the oven for a surprise!…photo


The cookies were hollow!  That reminds us of the empty tomb!photo

Do you want to make Resurrection Cookies?

We found the recipe for these cookies in A Family Lenten Devotional Guide:  The Word Became Flesh by Faye Maynard.  You can read about it here.

Here is a recipe for Resurrection Cookies with printables from Motherhood On A Dime.

happy easter

“Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen!”  Luke 24:5-6

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading…”  1 Peter 1:3-4


7 thoughts on “An Easter Morning Surprise… Resurrection Cookies

  1. frolickingflamingo

    I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but it seems like we are living in the same house this year! 🙂 Resurrection cookies are on our agenda for tomorrow night — can’t wait!

  2. Pingback: A Fun “Kick Off” for Lent {and more Easter activities} | i have no greater joy

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