Dearth means “lack of or scarcity of something.” It’s pronounced “derth.” And in this case, I’m going to use it in the following sentence: This year, we have had a dearth of wintry weather.
Maggie and I have been going on walks to the grocery store and spending time at parks. Wearing light spring jackets.
I was going to write something deep and serious right here, but the sun is shining and it’s a warm February morning (and it’s also 10:27 am, which happens to be my birthday: October 27), so I’m going to save it for a drearier day.
Instead, I’m going to share a recipe for my favorite peanut butter cookies. I don’t even like peanut butter cookies, but I like these. They also happen to be pretty darn good for you, considering they are cookies. The recipe is below, and I also linked them back to their source.
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients (baking soda, flour, and sugars) and mix well. Add wet ingredients (peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla extract) to dry and mix well. Use a small spoon to place small balls of dough on a cookie sheet. This recipe makes 15-22 cookies, depending on how big you make them. If you make 22 cookies, they’ll be about 50 calories per cookie. Unless you sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on top, like I do.
Bake preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
Enjoy the weather, everyone! Who knows how long this dearth of snow will last.