Christmas Baking

I bought a big, juicy orange the other day. It looked so good, I decided to use it to make cranberry and orange shortbread cookies. I found the recipe on a blog called “Mom on a time out.” Of course, when I went to juice the orange, I had way too much orange juice. So naturally, I decided to double the recipe. Next came the fun part… kneading the dough. Only to discover that my dry, cracked hands had split and my knuckle was bleeding. Gross! Who wants that in their shortbread? I went on a hunt for bandaids and plastic gloves. Alas, I was out of luck. So off I went in search of an alternative. I was determined too make these cookies, and you know what I settled on? Plastic ziploc bags! Not exactly earth friendly, but it did the trick. I placed those suckers on my hands and kneaded my heart out. Not the easiest method of making cookies, but it worked and these cookies are a huge hit with my family. They’re supposed to be part of my Christmas baking, but who knows if they’ll make it that long 🤷‍♀️. I may have to make another batch, but I’ll be sure to buy some baking gloves next time. Christmas might look different this year, but there’s no reason we cant make it delicious. Here’s the link to the recipe I used:

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