Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter Baking

We always make these Easter Story cookies.  Here is a new recipe we will be trying this year: 

Empty Tomb Buns

Crescent rolls






Take one marshmallow and dip it in melted butter . Then roll the marshmallow in cinnamon and sugar. Have the children place the marshmallow in the center of the triangle of dough. Then fold the dough around the marshmallow, so that the marshmallow is "buried" in its tomb. Make sure to pinch all of the seams well. Dip the top of the rolls in butter then sugar and cinnamon. Bake the crescent roll according to the directions on the package. Have the children take the role of the guards at Jesus’ tomb and stand guard at the oven. Take the roll out of the oven (tomb) and let it cool. The marshmallow will be gone- just like Jesus’ body was gone!

A little easier than the Easter Story cookies, but still imparting an important lesson.  Explain to the kids that the white marshmallow represents Jesus, because he is pure and sinless.  The butter and spices represent the oils and spices that the women brought to anoint his body.  As the kids eat them they will see that the marshmallow has melted and thus the "tomb" is empty.

1 comment:

Kim Thomas said...

This is a great tradition. I will be starting it.

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