Apple Cinnamon Spice Whoopie Pies

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

 Cook Time: 13 minutes

 Total Time: 2 hours 

Yield: 18 sandwiches

Description

These apple spice whoopie pies combine apple cider, applesauce, and cinnamon with creamy spiced buttercream to make an irresistible cookie cake sandwich. Reducing the apple cider and using lots of cinnamon spice are both key to the incredible flavor.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480ml) apple cider
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 3/4 cup (180g) unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: cinnamon sugar for topping (see note)

Spiced Buttercream Filling

  • 3/4 cup (170g; 1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups (480g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) apple cider (or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

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