Melissa's Cuisine: Resurrection Rolls

Friday, March 29, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

Does your family have holiday traditions?  Growing up, we always did.  (And I know Mike and I plan to carry them on for our baby girl!)  My parents did a really good job of making sure that we knew the real reason for the holiday that we were celebrating.  We didn't do Santa or the Easter Bunny, but that was just fine with me!  My parents included other traditions that celebrated the real reasons for the holiday and we grew up knowing what we were celebrating.

One way that we celebrated Easter was with these Resurrections Rolls.  They come with a neat story that you can do with your kids to teach them about Jesus' death and resurrection.  The rolls are empty when you bite into them--just like the tomb was empty on Easter Sunday morning. These would be a great project for this weekend!

Here is what the ingredients represent:

*Marshmallow--the body of Jesus
*Melted butter--the oils used for embalming
*Cinnamon and sugar--the spices used to anoint the body
*Biscuit dough--the cloths Jesus' body was wrapped in
*Oven--the tomb
*Empty rolls--the tomb being empty
Resurrection Rolls 

Makes 10 rolls

1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon 10 regular sized marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted
10 buttermilk biscuits

1.  Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

2.  Flatten each buttermilk biscuit into a 5" round.

3.  Dip each marshmallow in the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

4.  Place coated marshmallows in the center of each biscuit.  Pinch the dough around each marshmallow being sure it's totally sealed so the marshmallow doesn't escape.

5.  Dip the dough balls in the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

6.  Place dough on a greased cookie sheet.

7.  Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown.

Allow the rolls to slightly cool before serving.


  1. I love this idea! They look delicious, too!!
    Happy Easter!

  2. I love these little Rolls and the message they carry. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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