The Family Bond: Easter Tradition
by Gabbriella Kabler
My family bakes special cookies every year the night before Easter Sunday. Each ingredient is symbolic for an aspect of the Jesus story. For example, walnuts are added, after being crushed, to symbolize the brutality of how Jesus was beaten before death.
The batter is put on a baking sheet and the preheated oven is turned off when the cookies are put in. At this point, the cookies are left overnight in the oven to symbolize how Jesus was left in the tomb for three days ...