I am still marking.
However that doesn't mean I don't go AWOL every once and a while and surf the web during break time.
I am often amused by the cookie recipes published this time of year, based on the assumption that your average busy person, with a job, family and 8,000 responsibilities has spare time to make ganache, dip delicate cookies in chocolate and role in toasted pecans, or ice up little numbers like these:
I can tell you for sure that anyone who is spending her time on projects like this is way behind in making up her Lazy-boy tops.
There is also a limit to the amount of icing sugar, cream cheese and butter a person can buy these days when the rest of world has gone diet responsible. Not everyone tucks away the sweets like they used to, or I still want to.
So with all of that in mind I was quite interested in, and wanted to share, these Washington Post recipes for off-beat Christmas cookies.
I might actually make some of these.