So the first thing I think of when I think of Easter is my great Nana’s forgotten cookies or otherwise known as Easter resurrection cookies.
It was only on Easter that we would be allowed to have these Easter resurrection cookies. It was a tradition in my house every year and one that I am excited to carry on with my kids.
Every year the night before Easter my mom and my siblings would get out my Nana’s old recipe card and make these Easter cookies together.
Now that my mom is Nana she loves having the opportunity to make these for her grandchildren. Since I moved away this was my first time making them on my own. I love my KitchenAid so much but when I make these cookies I have to do it the way I was taught so I prefer to use a hand mixer and I also use my grandmothers bowl. These cookies taste so decadent like they are very hard to make but actually there are only four ingredients and are very simple to make.
These Easter resurrection cookies are also referred to as “Forgotten cookies”. This is the perfect cookie recipe to share the Easter Story with your kids, as the cookies are made, and then sit in the oven overnight and in the morning you find them totally done being made.
They are VERY Similar to the story of Jesus at Easter time, where the Jesus’s Followers were sad when the tomb was closed off, just like we are when we close the oven. But in the morning they were happy to learn that Jesus was no longer in the tomb. Just like we are happy to find our cookies are done baking. Plus once they are made you will notice that they are not a solid cookie, so they are similar to the tomb that was found empty by Jesus’s followers.
You may have also heard these cookies referred to as Empty Tomb Cookies, Easter Story Cookies, Scripture Cookies or a few other names. They are all the same amazing cookie, that tells the Easter story and are amazingly tasty!
Easter Resurrection Cookies
Easter Resurrection Cookies Ingredients
- 2 egg white
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 cup chocolate chips
How to Make Easter Resurrection Cookies
To start preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Take your egg whites and sugar mix them until you see them thicken up and leave swirls like shown in the picture. When you lift up the mixer the batter should be stiff peeks.
Next mix in the vanilla and chocolate chips. You may add chopped walnuts or pecans but I don’t add them because that’s the way I was taught to make them.
Scoop the batter with a teaspoon onto a sheet pan covered in aluminum foil that has not been greased.
Place the cookies into the oven and immediately turn off the oven. You need to make sure the oven door stays closed for at least five hours. It is best to leave these cookies in overnight. To remind people not to open up the oven door I leave a little sign warning them not to open. The residual heat from preheating your oven will cook the cookies.
In the morning you can take them out of the oven and just peel them off aluminum foil. Enjoy
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Easter Cookies Recipe - Nana's Forgotten Easter Cookies
Line cookies sheet with ungreased foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the sugar and egg whites till stiff. Than add vanilla, nuts, and chocolate chips. Drop the batter by teaspoon onto the cookie sheet. Put into the oven and turn off the oven. Leave in the oven until morning. (Don't look at them)
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