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...
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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
water

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

11 comments:

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.
Thanks.
Elle

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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