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Oklahoman Published: April 16, 2014

Melba’s Swap Shop

Cookie recipe helps share story about Easter

DEAR READERS: Since Sunday will be Easter, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe. It’s from Kathy Dobry’s “Grandma’s, Mom’s & Mine” cookbook.

She says she has made these cookies, and they are good. She has also seen the recipe several times, always with a different person given credit for it. I’ve made similar cookies and called them Forgotten Cookies, but it’s the Scripture additions in her recipe I like.

Making the cookies with your children will be a great experience for them and you. The first thing the recipe says is: To be made the evening before Easter.

Easter Story Cookies

1 cup whole pecans

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

Pinch of salt

1 cup sugar

•Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pecans in a zipper baggie and let the children beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, the Roman soldiers beat him. Read John 19:1-3.

•Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar in mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

•Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

•Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the mixing bowl of electric mixer. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sins. Read Luke 23:27.

•So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add sugar. Explain the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

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