Janet is a friend I met through my son, Liam. She's a teacher at Sinsheimer Elementary after school program, Sun 'n Fun. The first year we moved to San Luis from Pismo Beach, Sun 'n Fun was full. We juggled work and three different schools around 8:25 am to 2:25pm. Wowie-zowie, what a luxury to have a space at on-site childcare! The second year we got in and were able to meet Janet, a loving teacher who gets 'in the mix' with the kids. Bird Cookies were her wonderful contribution to the Cookie Exchange party and I can't stop thinking about them! Here is a similiar recipe to keep you busy over Winter Break or on a cold winter day.
We've all covered a pine cone in peanut butter, rolled it in birdseed, and hung it on the tree for the birdies to nibble on. If you haven't, stop right now and go get sticky. Then come back and try these treats:
1/2c peanut butter
1 1/2c birdseed
Mix. Shape in balls. Squash to about 1/2" thick. Poke a hole on top with a straw. Bake at 425 degrees for 30min. Cool. Hang by ribbon or string outside and wait for the birds to come and enjoy!
Note: Wildbirds Unlimited in the Marigold Plaza is a local shop with a large selection of seeds and bird goods.