Serving these EMPTY TOMBS for Easter!
This is the season to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know many of you may not believe as I do, and that is okay, but for me, this season, as I celebrate the life and death of Jesus, I will take a few minutes and reflect on His life.
There is one verse in particular staying with me all season, John 20:29. Using the Amplified Bible, it reads like this:
Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet Believed [in Me].”
Or reading it from the NLT, it says: Then Jesus told him, “you have believed because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
I certainly have never seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, nor have I had the privilege of putting my finger in His hand or my hand into His side, as Thomas did when Jesus spoke with him. But I do believe in Jesus and His death on the cross to save me from my eternal death for my sinful past. I hope you do also. If you do or if you do not, please feel free to leave me a comment below.
Yet, even with all my relecting time, I still must make my husband and I a meal on Easter Sunday. My menu will include these cookies I call the Empty Tombs. It is a meringue cookie using only two ingredients. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
- 2 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
Add sugar to beaten egg whites as small amount at a time as to not deflate the egg whites. Using a tablespoon, drop mounds of meringue on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in 200 degree preheated oven for about 1/2 to 2 hours. Be sure to check after 1 1/2 hours for dryness. I baked mine a little longer than I would have liked so they are a little darker than I recommend. This recipe will make about 20 cookies.
As you serve these cookies, you can explain the Resurrection story. The first bite into the cookie will be like biting into an empty space…just like the tomb Jesus walked out of after His resurrection. The creamy whiteness resembles the pure white clothes in which the angels were robed as they spoke with Mary. And the sweetness of the cookie…that represents the sweet, sweet future of a life with Jesus in heaven.