Chickens Devour Gingerbread House (video)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hishigata, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Hishigata

    Hishigata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Very Merry Chicken Holiday!


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    This year in addition to making cookies for myself, I made some for my feathered friends. This is a gingerbread house coop I made from a modified sugar cookie recipe. I removed the sugar and substituted a touch of molasses and some corn meal. The "icing" is melted cream cheese topped with oatmeal and cranberry slices plus a couple brussels sprouts for good measure.

    The hens loved this Christmas treat and I loved watching them eat it. Here is the video set to Christmas music for your entertainment. Enjoy!


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  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so precious. Would you mind posting the recipe?
     
  3. Hishigata

    Hishigata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not much of a recipe as I sort of made it up as I went along. Below is a rough estimate.

    Gingerbread Recipe (chicken-friendly edition)


    Ingredients:
    • 2 1/2 C flour
    • 8 Tbsp butter (at room temperature)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 C molasses
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 2 Tbsp corn meal

    Directions:
    1. Mix butter, molasses, and corn meal into a smooth consistency.
    2. Mix in two beaten eggs then add dry ingredients(flour, salt, baking powder) and mix well.
    3. Cover dough or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.
    4. Roll out chilled dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake in 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.


    I hope your chickens like this recipe as well as mine did. The cream cheese topping was really the favourite bit, I think.
     
  4. Aww this is so cute!I need to make one!
     

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