Each year my children and I make Resurrection Cookies on Holy Saturday. Last year I saw a few different recipes for “Resurrection Rolls” or “Empty Tomb Rolls” which I thought would be fun to do this year too! I couldn’t remember where I first saw the recipe posted until Jamie just linked back to her post from last year, and I saw my comment! Seeing that confirmed that I really need to find a better way of “remembering” posts that I want to use in the future!! (Starring them in Google Reader is just not enough since I rarely find the time to look back through the starred posts.)
Anyhow, since we will be at Baseball and a Birthday Party most of Holy Saturday, we made the rolls today. I posted the recipe at Catholic Cuisine last week, but I thought I’d take a second to share it here (with pictures!) as well:
What you will need:
- 1 package Crescent Rolls, divided into triangles
- Butter, melted
- 8 large Marshmallows
- Cinnamon/Sugar mixture
- 8 squares of foil, sprayed with cooking spray
- Cookie Sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
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 the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
Demonstrate how to 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 His death.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. (Ours took 15 minutes.) The oven represents the tomb–pretend that it has been three days!
While waiting for the rolls to bake, we read the story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection from our Picture Bible, and added the Jesus Tree symbol to our tree for today. Tomorrow I’ll pull out the Resurrection Eggs!)
When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!
This one was our favorite (made by Rascal, all by himself!):
The rolls will be hollow because the marshmallow melted.
Well, our rolls broke open while in the oven! It was so cute when I pulled them out and all my children’s mouths dropped open, and then they asked “WHERE DID THE MARSHMALLOWS GO!!!” I asked if they had any ideas? Rascal got all excited and said, “I KNOW!! The Marshmallow was Jesus and he rises from the dead on Easter!!! Now the roll looks like an Empty Tomb!”
This was such fun!! I am sure we will be making these again. In fact, if my children have anything to do with it, we won’t be waiting until next Lent, either! They are already asking if they can make them again!