The Garden Junkie

The Garden Junkie

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Can't go outside and play in the garden, so how about something for the birds??

I got a bunch of cookie cutters on close-out.  Any cookie cutters will do.  I left my "Bird-Seed-Cookies" in the cookie cutter to hang outside, but you can easily push the cookie out of the 
cutter after it has completely dried.

This recipe makes about 14 medium sized Bird-Seed-Cookies.

3/4 cup flour 
1/2 cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 Tab corn syrup
3 1/2 cup birdseed 

In a large bowl, mix well.   
Tightly pack bird seed mixture into cookie cutter. 
With a straw or chopstick, make a hole in top of cookie.

If you plan to remove the cookie cutter:  Spray inside of cookie cutter with PAM spray before
pressing birdseed mixture into the cutter.

Let dry overnight .  

Hang Bird-Seed Cookie with jute or string.

I leave the Bird-Seed-Cookie in the cookie cutter, to be used again when the seed is gone.
It snows and (this year) rains a lot here and the cookie is degradable.  The cookie cutter keeps it 
together until almost the end.   Plus the dried mixture crumbles a little and little seeds are all over in the kitchen.  Leaving  the dried mixture in the cutter really cuts down on the crumbling.

Have fun.  Enjoy the birds.