Summertime (and year ’round) Fun!
With children home during the summer, parents are always looking for fun things to keep them occupied. Scripture Cookies are a great activity to fill a few hours….any time of the year. This is a recipe for fun that incorporates the Bible and offers an opportunity for spiritual discussions…and of course the activity ends with freshly baked cookies to enjoy!
During the school year make some of these cookies with your children and put them in their lunch bags. It might just give them an opportunity to share with their friends how they used the Bible to find the ingredients.
Of course, Scripture cookies can be made at any time of the year, and by people of all ages. So, whether it’s with your children, Bible study, small group, or even just by yourself, we invite you to have some fun and bake some Scripture Cookies.
Sweet Jesus, Sweet Cookies
We all know that true hope is found in Christ alone. He is the only true source of power in our lives. He is our joy, and in Him we find true satisfaction. That said, I think everyone would agree that a few cookies can put a smile on our faces and provide some conditional and temporal satisfaction in our stomachs. Who doesn’t like cookies! God has given us the ingredients to make cookies, and the ability to bake cookies. And, with Scripture Cookies, He also gives us the recipe. Each ingredient for the cookies requires a simple search of the Bible to find the verse(s) that will identify what is needed.
There are many ways this can also be a learning experience for children or adults. You can hand out the recipe (downloadable below) to look up the verses and fill in the blanks with the ingredients. This can be done either independently or together. Make sure you verify the recipe (answers below) and take some time to talk about the verses. Then gather the ingredients and begin to make the cookies.
Another way to have fun with Scripture cookies is what I did in my Bible study. I handed out strips of paper, numbered 1-10, with the amount of the ingredient and the Bible verse(s) listed. Each person was to decipher from the verses what the ingredient would be and bring the specified amount to the next study. I didn’t even tell them what we would be making. As we mixed the ingredients, each person read the verse that revealed it. We mixed up the cookie dough before the study began and put the cookies in the oven to bake (don’t forget to set a timer that you’ll hear during the study). As we studied, the cookies baked. As the study ended the sweet aroma filled the room. We then enjoyed our Scripture Cookies and a time of sweet fellowship.
*** Scripture Cookies ***
(Recipe Handout: Download Below*)
However you choose to gather your ingredients for the cookies, have fun! These Scripture Cookies also offer three other sweet “ingredients.”
- Bible reading. This is always a basic and necessary ingredient in our lives. If time permits, discuss both the historical context and the spiritual application of each verse.
- Christian fellowship. While Jesus is our firm foundation, brothers and sisters-in-Christ help us to stand strong and find joy.
- Prayer: Add one more measure of sweetness to the mix by giving thanks to the Lord before indulging in the freshly baked cookies.
1. 3/4 cup _________ Genesis 18:8, Psalm 55:21, Isaiah 7:15 (KJV)
2. 1/3 cup _________ Hebrews 5:12-13, 1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)
3. 1 1/2 cups _________ Isaiah 43:24, Jeremiah 6:20 (KJV)
4. 2 _________ Isaiah 10:14 (KJV)
5. 2 cups _________ 1 Samuel 28:24, 1 Kings. 4:22 (KJV)
6. 1 teaspoon _________ Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17 (KJV)
7. 1 teaspoon _________ Leviticus 2:13, Matthew 5:13 (KJV)
8. 1/2 teaspoon _________
“…is like________” Matthew 13:33 (KJV)
“…a mighty_____________” Psalm 89:13 (KJV)
“…and like a ______________” Jeremiah 23:29 (KJV)
9. 3 cups _________ (The Message paraphrase: verse 25:7 in the book of Psalms)
10. 1 cup _________ 1 Samuel 30:12, 2 Samuel 16:1 (KJV)
Beat first four ingredients together. Mix in remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for 15 minutes.
*Recipe Handout: Download Scripture Cookies
Scripture Cookie Answers:
- 3/4 c butter
- 1/3 c milk
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 c flour
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t baking soda [e.g. Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda]
- 3 c oats
- 1 c raisins
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