“The Brutal Death of Our Savior” Cookies
- Gals, I have just the thing to bring Jesus into every aspect of a child’s life — a cookie recipe that explains to children not only how Jesus rose from the dead — but also how disgusting & wretched He thinks your children are now that He’s alive again! — Betty
Â You will need:
- 1cup whole pecans
- A gallon jug of very inexpensive vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- Lots of salt
- 1cup sugar
- Zipper baggie
- wooden spoon
- A KJV Bible (Do not substitute!)
- Have your domestic help (preferably one that speaks some form of English) preheat your custom-made stainless professional-quality oven to 300 degrees. (If you don’t have help, get some.)
- Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon, screaming foul words of derision, to break pecans into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, and before the Jews killed him, Roman soldiers beat Him just like they are beating those helpless pecans. Read John 19:1-3.
- Put 1 teaspoon of vinegar into mixing bowl.Â Let each child smell the inexpensive vinegar.Â Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. If they dare to ask, “Well, why didn’t he just turn it into a nice chardonnay?” fill a tumbler with vinegar and say, “Here’s your chardonnay, you little smart aleck!”Â If they complain, ask them, “Do you as a sinful little nobody deserve better than Jesus?” Read John 19:28-30.
- Add egg whites to vinegar.Â Tell the children that white was the color of Jesusâ€™ skin — and generally the best color to be (unless you are Mrs. Bowersâ€™ shoes) when passing a police car. Explain that the meringue symbolizes the soft fluffy clouds in heaven that your children, as wretched sinners, have little chance of ever actually seeing. Read John 10:10-11.
- Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Make them eat it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of the children’s disgusting sins. Remind them just how impure they are and how undeserving they are of His love – or your cookies! Read Luke 23:27.
- So far, the ingredients have not been very appetizing and the children may be feeling rather queasy. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that God loves us so much that He killed Himself for us. Don’t let them ask a lot of follow-up questions as, frankly, this overly dramatic suicide thing all gets a little hard to explain — just brandish the vinegar if things get tricky. Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
- Beat with a mixer on high speed and fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Remind them that if Jesus was buried in a hole, they as vile sinners deserve to be thrown out into the road to be pecked to death by crows and run over by Minivans. Read Matt. 27:57-60.
- Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
- Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’s tomb was sealed, cutting off His last bit of oxygen so that He would have quickly suffocated.Â Like the Jews, they too are now responsible for killing Jesus. Tell them, “You just killed the Lord! I hope you’re satisfied!”Â Â Read Matt. 27:65-66.
- Send your children to bed, telling them they will be sad to be without the cookies, just as a handful of people in the Bible seemed to be a tad gloomy over being without Jesus, although most of His followers seemed rather nonchalant about the whole thing, apparently having previous engagements more important than attending His crucifixion.
- After about an hour, uncork a lovely, unassuming wine and open the oven.Â The cookies are wonderful with a flinty chardonnay.Â Verily, you wonâ€™t stop until youâ€™ve had them all.Â Glory!
- When your children come downstairs in the morning, they will discover that the oven door has been ripped open and all of the cookies have disappeared.Â Remind them that this is exactly what happened when Jesusâ€™ followers returned to the tomb and found Him gone â€“ only, after three days, that tomb probably didnâ€™t smell as fragrant as your $3,000 oven.
- If your spoiled children cry because they didnâ€™t get any of the delicious cookies, simply remind them that they are worthless sinner who deserve to be tortured in Hell and since their sins killed Jesus, they donâ€™t deserve treats.Â Â Â Read Luke 14:26