Merry Christmas Eve!
For those of you who need a quick and easy last minute gift, I thought I would post this little DIY for Snowflake birdseed cookies. Mr. S's family are big time bird lovers, so we whipped up these sweet little snowflakes for all the feathered friends in their lives.
Wild Bird Seed Cookies
(Makes approximately 2-3 dozen)
2 1/4 cups flour (wheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup suet or lard
2 egg yolks
2/3 cup wild bird seed mix
2 egg whites
Mix flour and baking powder together. Cut the suet or lard into the flour mixture until crumbly. Separate yolks from whites and set whites aside. Mix the honey with yolks then into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Add the wild seed mix and kneed until smooth.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or overnight.
On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters - we used Snowflakes!
Arrange cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and brush each cookie lightly with slightly beaten egg whites. Press more bird seed into the surface of each cookie. Cut a small hole into each cookie for hanging.
Bake 325° 12 - 15 minutes or until cookies harden. Cool and hang with yarn or wire.
Ps. I was going to post my DIY for the children's gifts I made this year, but realized that some of the mom's read this and I don't want to blow the surprise - so I will post those photos as soon as Christmas has passed!