During the summer months are feathery friends have plenty to choose from – the berries, my garden, worms, insects, but the winter food gathering is not so easy. We decided that we would make some birdseed biscuits as a treat for our musical friends. This is a great activity to do with the kids – Stella pretty much did it all and I just watched. I did put them in and take them out of oven.
Birdseed Biscuits (makes 2)
3/4 cup birdseed
1 Tbl flour
1. Mix together the birdseed, flour and 2 Tbl water
2. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
3. Spray or wipe the cookie cutter with oil and place on the cookie sheet
4. Pack the birdseed mixture into the cookie cutters.
5. Cut a straw in half and insert one half in each cookie cutter towards the top. This will make the hole to string the ribbon and hang the biscuit.
6. Bake at 170 degrees for about 1 hour or until the biscuit is hard.
7. Take out and allow to cool.
NOTE: The first batch we did fell apart when we took them out of the cookie cutters. After the first one fell apart I let the second one stay in over night, but it too fell apart. I cooked them for an hour and they felt hard, with a little spring to it. We did another batch that I cooked for 1 1/2 hours – they felt hard – and they WORKED! I did double the recipe so we could do a small heart and a little heart.
8. String a ribbon through each hole, tie a knot and hang outside.
We hung ours in a place that we could see from the window and then watched the birds come. We thought we heard them tweeting “thank you”!