Spring is in the air and the birds sing a sweet symphony. To celebrate, we’re sharing Bronner’s Flavorful Favorite Lemon Cake Cookies recipe. But we’ve hatched up an EGG-citing twist for them that we think you’ll love!
Then Sings My Soul
There’s nothing like the chirping of birds to let you know that Spring is in the air! It certainly does something for the soul to hear their sweet symphony. To quote A.W. Tozer from The Pursuit Of Man:
“I think to myself, Why couldn’t the bird just warble or something? Why does the bird have to sing like a harp? Why do birds sing so beautifully? Because the God who made them is the composer of the cosmos. He made them, put a harp in their little throats, surrounded them with feathers and said, ‘Now, go sing.’ And they have been singing ever since, much to my delight.”
What’s more, scripture notes Jesus’ many references to birds when teaching mankind the blessedness of our very own souls. In the special edition of Then Sings My Soul: 150 Christmas, Easter, and All-time Favorite Hymn Stories, these are noted along with the story behind the beloved hymnody “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”
Written in 1905, author Civillia Durfee Martin penned the hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” in response to friends’ reply regarding their joyous disposition amidst a life of plight. Mrs. Doolittle shared, “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”
“The beauty of this simple expression of boundless faith gripped the hearts and fired the imagination of Dr. Martin and me.” And thus “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” moved from her heart to pen and paper.
Famous gospel composer Charles Gabriel then composed the music turning Mrs. Martin’s humble hymn in to the beloved worship song it is today.
This paraphrased story is just one of 150 you’ll find, along with sheet music, in the first edition of Then Sings My Soul (1207793). Bronner’s also carries the 2nd (1212955) and 3rd (1215036) editions!
Much of nature parallels the joy of this truth, that we were created to worship the “composer of the cosmos.”
Symbol Of The Bird Nest
The symbol of the bird nest signifies home, warmth and happiness. And, well, so do cookies right?!
It was from this lovely Bird Nest symbol that we hatched the idea to turn the bright and citrusy “Lemon Cake Cookies” from Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites first edition cookbook, into birds nests to celebrate a long awaited spring! As a result, they are the PERFECT “tweet” for your next potluck, Easter celebration or backyard party.
Best of all, they only require 5 simple ingredients!
Bird Nest Lemon Cake Cookies
Lemon Cake Cookies
- 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix
- 2 Cups Cool Whip regular only
- 1 Egg beaten
- Powdered Sugar
- 1 Bag Cadbury Mini Eggs optional
- Combine the cake mix, Cool Whip and egg. Dough will be very tacky.
- Roll one teaspoon of dough into a ball and cover with powdered sugar.
- Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes on the top rack of the oven. Lower to bottom rack and bake an additional 5 minutes.
To Turn Into Bird's Nest Cookies
- To turn these delicious cookies in to birds nests, allow cookies to cool slightly before pressing three Cadbury mini eggs on top. (If you add while the cookies are still hot, the eggs will crack. If the cookies are fully cooled, the eggs may not stick as well.)
Sing A Song For Spring!
To celebrate your favorite hymns and the cheerfulness of birds and spring, why not check out our sheet music crafts?
Another Taste Of Sping
Aunt Frances’ Lemonade recipe, from Bronner’s 2nd Edition of Flavorful Favorites, highlights the bright and citrusy fruits of summer. Make up a refreshing batch to perfectly complement the delicious Lemon Cake Cookies featured in this post!