Snack Ingredients / Materials
This Bible snack calls for making easy homemade oatmeal cookies, but if you’re pressed for time, you can buy oatmeal cookie mix at the supermarket. Buy raisins also.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 ½ cups raisins
- Bowl for mixing
- Cookie sheets for baking
- Platter for serving
Combine ingredients in large bowl. Mix with electric mixer. Add about half the raisins and mix in.
Make small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using the other half of your raisins, make a line of five or six raisins. across the top of each cookie to represent the “tare.”
Flatten raisins into the mixture using the bottom of a glass if needed.
If you are doing this with a store-bought mix, make a line with the raisins across the top of each cookie.
Bake at 350 10 – 12 minutes
These cookies remind us of the wheat and the tares parable that Jesus told. The cookie is like the good wheat and the raisins are like the tares. If you try to pick out the tares, the whole cookie will crumble!
Let’s just enjoy the cookies and let our digestive tracks do the job that God will do one day – separating the wheat from the tares.
This Bible snack is a great way to introduce the parable of the wheat and the tares–while allowing your students to enjoy a delicious treat!
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