I Swear to God: Resurrection Cookies

Jesus CookiesListen, I love baking cookies with my kid. It’s yummy science. And even as an atheist, I can appreciate the value of using that process with learning Scripture. I remember the Easter Story. It’s got its sad parts, but at least it’s got a happy ending. If you believe in that kinda stuff.

Sure, this recipe does end with sweets all around. But the route to getting there sure seems like it would scare the bejesus outta any kid.

Resurrection Cookies

We recommend baking these cookies on the Saturday night before Easter. But before you start, read the full recipe and collect all the materials and ingredients needed. As you make the cookies with your child, read aloud the Scripture story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection where inserted in the recipe.


1 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon white vinegar
3 egg whites (room temperature for best results)
pinch of salt
1-cup sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F degrees. Place the pecans in a plastic freezer bag. Let your child break the pecans into small pieces by beating them with a wooden spoon.
  2. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, Roman soldiers beat him.Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him whipped. The soldiers twisted thorns together to make a crown. They put it on Jesus’ head. Then they put a purple robe on Him. They went up to Him again and again. They kept saying, “We honor you, king of the Jews!” And they hit Him in the face. John 19:1-3 Now, ask your chi