I made some treats for the birds yesterday. I learned how to make them at Bonneyville. It was fun to make them. The birds like cookies. When I hung the first ones up, the birds did not come for a month or so. Then the birds started to devouring it. They ate it all in three mornings!
Now that they know the cookies are here, they are coming already. We saw three birds enjoying them this afternoon.
Bird’s Oatmeal treats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lard or bacon grease
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup wild birdseed
- 2 eggs, including shells
- 2 Tbl milk
- 1 cup rolled oats
Beat together lard and sugar; add eggs (without shells) and milk and beat well. Add flour and baking powder, beating until well blended. Crush egg shells into small pieces and stir in along with 3/4 cup birdseed and oats. Form into inch balls and roll in extra birdseed. Attach large paper clip as a hanger if desired. Bake on cookie sheet at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Cool before hanging for birds.
Please let me know if you make the cookies too!
These look yummy! Thinking I might put on some feathers and try one:)
If you fly by, knock on our window, we would love to see you!
wait… the birds are eating EGGS?!?