October 9, 2009

Birdseed Cookies

Elle asked about a birdseed cookie recipe so I just had to look it up and try it! Luke and I decided to bake some and here are the results of this recipe...

Birdseed Cookies
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup bacon grease or lard (melted)
2 eggs
1/2 cup birdseed

Mix flour, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl. Add melted grease or lard and mix. Blend two whole eggs (shell and all) in blender and add to mix. Add 1/2 cup birdseed and mix well. My mix was a little dry so I added 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.

Cover this with a wet towel and refrigerate until chilled. When chilled, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters and use a drinking straw to poke a hole in each cookie for hanging.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Let cool and hang from twine or in our case...ribbon...I couldn't find my twine and we used our Christmas cutters. Here's our gingerbread men.

The titmice are in love with these and we even had a Carolina wren munching on some that we laid out on the deck banner.


Carmen C. said...

That would be a wonderful gift for the birds to enjoy, thanks for sharing:)

Tammy said...

You must really love the birdies! ☺

Shelley said...

These turned out adorable! I've been thinking about making my own birdy treats! Thanks for sharing!!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

What an awesome idea!

paulswr said...

I thought these cookies were a little dry. The birds seem to like them though, lol! People should try making their own animal treats more often.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

What a fantastic idea!!! :) Love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

LOL @ Paulswr! My husband thought he was getting cookies until he took a closer look at them and saw the sunflower seeds!

Elle Bee said...

THANKS!!! Great recipe--I can't wait for Bug and I to try it out! How much baking soda do you add? The recipe didn't say.

Callie said...

Very cute! The birds will love them.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I love this and I am going to try making some with my grandkids! Infact I enjoyed so many of your post!
Thanks so much for your kind words left at the cabin--happy to meet you!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Ooops, sorry about leaving the baking soda out! It's 1/2 tsp!

Great to meet you too Claudia. I'm loving your blog.


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