Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Cookies...

Caden's faces...
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Hi Everyone,
I have a long update to do on what's been going on around here, but it will have to wait for a while longer...this is a busy week with one night of conferences down tonight, and another one Thursday night. My sleep patterns continue to be out of whack- and I dreamt the other night Spiderman and WonderWoman were trying to break into our house and I was running around locking all the windows and doors but couldn't get a scream out...ever have one of those dreams where you can't scream??? I must have finally got one out because I woke myself up and couldn't get back to sleep. Geez- wonder what a dream analyst would say about that one?!?!? Maybe I've finally lost it! No comments Scott!!! haha

I want to update on the Coleman Larson Skate-a-thon the 4H group put on last Saturday- Caden was on skates from 8am- 9pm with only a couple hour break when he went to a friend's house... (THANKS ZACK!)
It was truly an AMAZING day I'll update on soon.

For now, I wanted to get this cookie recipe on here that someone had requested- sorry it took me a while to find it-
and add a couple of pics from Caden on Palm Sunday.
More coming soon,
Blessings to you all-


Easter Story…COOKIES.

***First, preheat the oven to 300 degrees.***

1 c. whole pecans
1 tsp vinegar
3 egg whites
1 pinch of salt
1 c. of sugar

You will need:
Mixing bowl
Wooden spoon
Ziplock baggie
Wax paper
Cookie sheet

Place pecans in the baggie and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. (Read John 19: 1-3)

Let the children smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. into a mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. (Read John 19: 28-30)

Add the egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave his life for us. (Read John 10: 10-11)

Sprinkle a little salt into the children’s hand and let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that it represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers and the bitterness of our own sin. (Read Luke 23:27)

So far the ingredients aren’t very appetizing. Add 1 cup of sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of this 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)

Beat with mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks form. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. (Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3)

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. (Read Matthew 27: 65-66)

Put cookie sheet in oven. Close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give the child a piece of tape and seal the door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. (Read Matthew 27:65-66)

Explain they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. (Read John 16:20 and 22)

Go to bed!

On Resurrection morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie!

Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. (Read Matthew 28: 1-9)

He has risen! Hallelujah!

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A quick story about Palm Sunday...
Caden asked if he could go get a drink during service...he came back with his cheeks PUFFED out- and got up to my face. I thought he was bluffing, and he only had AIR in them, so I squeezed his cheeks together- ,( kind of hard) WATER SHOT out allllll over me and the pew!!!! The people sitting behind us got a good laugh out of that one- The lady sitting behind me said, "You should have seen his eyes!!!"
Yep- lesson learned! I bet Coleman would have had a thing or two, or THREE to say about THAT! :)
Have a great rest of the week everyone!


  1. Loved the water story! Can't wait to hear what April Fools antics Caden comes up with. My grandson has been asking every day for the last month if it is April Fools yet. God Bless Team Larson.

  2. I never knew the true significance of Jesus being offered vinegar on a sponge...


  3. Thanks so much for posting the recipe again! I was thinking about making those but couldn't find the recipe. I am printing it off and putting it with my other recipes so I have it next year! Caden is getting so big and boy is he handsome!