It’s been 2 years since I’ve made Easter Cookies. (Click the link for the story and the tradition behind the cookie.) Wow, has it really been 2 years already!?
Last year, due to pregnancy, I was not in the mood to be doing much in the kitchen, much less make cookies. And the year before, we had just moved into our apartment and the cookies was one of the first baking adventures.
Now, two years later, so much has happened. The main event, obviously, has been Gideon. More recently the news is that we just moved into a new apartment. We are thrilled with the wonderful apartment God has blessed us with. (Hopefully we’ll have enough boxes unpacked soon to make the home reasonably presentable so we can show y’all.)
One of the many blessings in our new home, is a bonafide built-in oven! It even fits some of our larger pans that we brought with us from the USA but haven’t used in the last 2 years due to the size of our oven. Even though we just moved in, I have been looking forward to “Christening” our new oven with the baking of Easter Cookies!
Even though it seems like a small thing I enjoy the process of making these cookies the night before Easter and the symbols of Christ’s death and resurrection that are associated with the ingredients/baking process.
Last night after Gideon went to bed we set about making the cookies. Andrew helped out by chopping the nuts. And I made the cookies. We discovered two downsides: 1) Meringues never are perfect when made with Singapore humidity. 2) Because they need to cook slowly, you will be up late if you are making a double batch!
These two downsides weren’t so bad. For one, we had lots of “rejects” that we were able to eat. And also, despite going to bed late, Gideon did a record sleeping in till after 8am! He must of known we needed the extra sleep. Isn’t he thoughtful? 😉
Today we put together little baggies of the sweet treats for our friends.
I think that the best part of this whole Easter Cookie process, besides the symbolism, is the sharing of joy (and sugar) with loved ones! While out to get some lunch we stopped at our favorite drink place to pick up some caffeine and drop of some cookies.
After that we had a little break at home before we headed out to church. Because the meringues are so delicate, we needed something sturdy to transport them in.
I’m sure we looked like a pair of curious Western dorks as we were on our way to church. Our two adult persons were accompanied with the following: Gideon in a front carrier, folded up stroller, diaper bag pack pack, and a bucket full of bags of cookies!
After our WONDERFUL Easter Church service, we took the time to hand out the cookies to our brother and sisters at Crossroads.
Did I mention that Gideon dressed up for the occasion?
He was so cute! But he wasn’t in the mood to smile for the group photos at church. Thankfully when we got home he was willing to smile some more!
I think Gideon has the right attitude about Resurrection Sunday! That smile is how I feel 🙂