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Bird seed cookies

Bird seed cookie - bird seed cookiesBirdwatch from your own home by creating these bird seed cookies.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup bird seed
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp corn meal
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • water
  • round cookie cutter
  • straw
  • twine


1. Combine bird seed, peanut butter and corn meal in a mixing bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour with enough water to make a pancake batter consistency.

3. Pour flour mixture into mixing bowl.

4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

5. Pat a golfball size piece of the mixure onto the paper, and use the cookie cutter to shape into a circle.

6. Carefully remove the cookie cutter. Make a hole for the string with the straw.

7. Place tray in 350° oven for 12 minutes. Flip cookies, then continue cooking for additional 12 minutes.

8. Once cookies have cooled, string twine through hole and hang!

Makes about four cookies.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, July 2012

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