Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Homemade Bird Cookies For Your Backyard Birds!

This is an activity that is perfect to make with the kids during their Summer holiday and great for homeschoolers. Adult supervision is needed for this activity.

Homemade Bird Cookies.
Materials:
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups mixed birdseed
  • Large bowl, rolling pin, drinking straw, various shaped cookie cutters, basting brush, cookie sheet, oven.
Preheat oven to 350*F. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Add a 1/2 cup of birdseed, butter and eggs. Mix until well blended. Roll dough onto  a floured surface approximately 1/4" thick; use cookie cutter to cut different shapes. Use drinking straw to make a hole in top of each cookie. Bake cookies in over for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool. Pour remaining birdseed into a bowl. Brush egg whites onto each side of cookies and press birdseed onto cookies. Place on cookie sheet until dry. Tie a ribbon or string through hole; hang birdseed cookies from tree limbs.

Since I live in Montana we've gotten real creative with our cookies and made moose and bear cookies. You could also make football, sports or holiday cookies.

Put your birdseed cookies in a nice tin or basket along with a birdhouse, feeder or note cards for a unique gift idea.
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Looking for more fun kid concoctions to create with the kids?

2 comments:

  1. that's so cool. Great activity for kids.


    Bella Vida by Letty
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

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