Decorated Easter Cookies

By: Scott Soloff

There are many delicious cookie recipes that can be used to make decorated Easter cookies and the ones you choose will be those that are the easiest to make, when considering the taste of the results. Many will use a recipe for cut out cookies, decorating them once baked in the color of Easter eggs.

Having a cookie cutter in the shape or a rabbit or an egg can help, although some prefer the traditional shapes of decorated Easter cookies such as a cross or even a church with a steeple. Many forms can symbolize the holiday and for many it is the decoration of the cookies that make them special for the holiday. And, since some do not like the idea of eating hard-boiled eggs that may have been sitting out for several hours, they opt for the decorated Easter cookies, which usually taste sweeter, anyway.

Being able to make decorated Easter cookies with designs made with icing can make you a real hero for the holiday. However, a sweet tasting cookie in a shape related to Easter and coated with icing, will be sufficient for many.

Story Of Easter With A Cookie

There is one recipe for a decorated Easter cookies that does not require baking that comes complete with an Easter story. You will need a cup of whole pecans, one teaspoon of vinegar, three egg whites, pinch of salt and one cup of sugar. As you process the ingredients you can tell the story and is especially good for younger children.

First preheat the oven to 300 degrees, then place pecans in a baggie and have the children crush them with a wood hammer, explaining that when Jesus was captured he was beaten. Have them then smell the vinegar, explaining that when He was thirsty He was given vinegar to drink. As you add the egg whites, explain that white represents life and when adding salt, explain that it was the salty tears shed as He was placed on the cross. Now add the sugar and beat for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the mixture forms stiff peaks.

Now, spoon the mixture onto a wax paper-covered cookie sheet, and place in the oven. Turn the oven to off and once door is closed, have the children use tape to seal three sides of the oven door, explaining the tomb was sealed with Jesus in it. In the morning, have them remove the tape and remove the cookies. When they bite into the, the cookies will be hollow, like the empty tomb.

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