This is a wonderful way to teach children about the real meaning of Easter!
Ingredients: Crescent Roll Dough - Melted butter - Large marshmallows - Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
*Give each child a marshmallow, this represents Jesus.
*Have him dip the marshmallow in melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming.
*Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
*Wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up...but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside. This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.
*Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes (The oven represents the tomb--pretend like it was three days!)
*When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty).
With Easter coming soon, take this opportunity to make these cookies with your children---young and old. It will be a wonderful object lesson of Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection!