Bird cookies

Spring is finally showing up! Slowly but surely the weather is getting better with each passing day.

We’re pretty lucky at our house, thanks to our next door neighbour who’s yard is completely full of trees we see many birds that have decided to make nests in our neighbouring “forest”. Frankie loves seeing the chickadees, blue jays and cardinals especially!

Frankie had noticed during the winter that there weren’t many birds around. This winter we thought him about migration and where birds go in the winter. Now with the weather warming up Frankie is excited about all the birds “coming home”!

He wanted to buy a bird feeder and have a special treat waiting for them when they get here. I thought it would be more fun to make something ourselves. 

I did a little research and came up with this idea and recipe, Frankie said they looked like cookies. So he named them bird cookies!

They are very easy to make, Frankie loved it. The only downside is waiting overnight for them to dry, which with a 3 year old is a good lesson in patience. All in all I think it’s a fun way to welcome spring, and all of Frankie’s “birdie friends” back home after this long cold winter! 

Bird cookies

What you need:

  • 4 cups bird seed
  • 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs corn syrup
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • Yarn
  • a straw
  • Cookie cutters
  1. In a large bowl add ingredients, mix well until blended
  2. Line your work surface with foil or wax paper.
  3. Press seed mixture into a cookie cutter, press firmly so mixture is tight packed. 

 

4. Insert a piece of your straw into the shape to make a hole in your “cookie”. Be sure not to make your hole too close to the top, or the yarn will break right through when it’s hung. 

  

5. Let sit for one minute, slowly slide your cookie out of your cookie cutter.

6. Repeat until all your mixture has been used up.

7. Let dry over night 

 

When dry thread yarn through hole and they’re ready to be hung!

  

I’m hoping to catch a picture of our “friends” enjoying our special treat in the coming days. For now I’ll have to wait until morning for Frankie and I to hang these ones up!

xo,

Fran

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