Ann King Recipe

Easter Tomb biscuits

By Ann King lion_king26

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Ann's Story

These biscuits are a great way to talk about Jesus' death and resurrection with your children. My kids started making these with me at age 5.


1 pkg
pilllsbury grands buttermilk biscuits
large marshmallows
1/4 c
melted butter
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6 Tbsp
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray.
On waxed paper, press the rolls into flat circles. As your child is pounding the dough, remind them how Jesus was beaten by the soldiers who had arrested Him.
Place a marshmallow in the center of each roll. The marshmallow represents Jesus, pure and white.
Pinch the dough around the marshmallow, telling your child that the you are sealing Jesus (marshmallow) in your "tomb" (biscuit) just like the soldiers sealed Jesus' body in His tomb after He died.
Roll the marshmallow-filled rolls into round balls.
Brush each ball with butter. This wetness is like the tears of sorrow that Jesus' friends cried when He was gone.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. This represents the dirt and the rocks at the tomb. Sprinkle each ball with the mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Let the rolls rise on your cookie sheet for 30-45 minutes. This waiting time is like Holy Saturday, when we are waiting in anticipation. Then bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until they are golden brown.
Let them cool; serve warm (if served the next day you can microwave a few seconds). Just like the tomb on Easter Sunday, these rolls are empty! Jesus (the marshmallow) is gone :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids

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    linda ridenhour jasmineoci - Apr 22, 2011
    I am not sure I am comfortable drawing parallels from making bisquits even with kids to the Passion
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    Aurora McBee aurora - Apr 22, 2011
    I think it's a great way to keep kids' attention while discussing His resurrection! It's certainly a better lesson than the Easter Bunny. :)
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    Linda Griffith sothernladee - Apr 22, 2011
    I totally agree, Aurora. This is a great time to spend with your children and sharing the Easter Story.
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    Kristin Miller Kk723 - Apr 22, 2011
    We make these even when its not Easter. They are quite yummy but the story that goes with them is also special :)
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    Susan Robinson Suezque - Apr 25, 2011
    What a lovely recipe and idea. I will make these next Easter with my grandsons who are 4 and 2.