I found this recipe over at theteacherscorner.net and thought these would be fun to make with my girls. We love birds and always have lots of birdseed out for them to enjoy.
Wild Birdseed Cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of sugar
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup birdseed (use small seeds)
3 egg whites
yarn to hang cookies
Sift all the dry ingredients together and cut in the lard with a blunt knife. Add the eggs. Add the birdseed and kneed until smooth. Allow the dough to chill overnight. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Insert a paper clip into the top of the shape to act as a hanger. Brush the cookie with beaten egg whites and press birdseed into the top of the cookie. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until the cookies are hard. String yarn through the paper clip to make a hanger and hang outside.
Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.