Mini Whoopie Pies
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or table salt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 teaspoon warm water
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup marshmallow crème
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. To make cookies: Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through salt); stir well with whisk until there are no lumps. In a separate bowl, combine applesauce and next 6 ingredients (through vanilla); stir well with whisk. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
2. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon 32 cookies about 2 inches apart on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until the cookies are puffed and set (8-10 minutes). Let sit on hot pans 2 minutes; cool completely on wire rack.
3. To make filling: Combine marshmallow crème and butter in a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer at medium-high speed; gradually stir in powdered sugar, then vanilla. Beat at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. (Note: Makes 3/4 cup filling.)
4. To assemble pies: Sandwich cooled cookies with 3/4 tablespoon filling.
- Prep Time:
- Cook Time: They're heart-healthy! We used unsweetened applesauce and vegetable oil, not vegetable shortening.
- Yield: Makes 16 servings (serving size: 1 whoopie pie)
|Calories per serving:||197|
|Fat per serving:||8g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||2g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||2g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||3g|
|Protein per serving:||2g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||30g|
|Fiber per serving:||1g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||21mg|
|Iron per serving:||1mg|
|Sodium per serving:||120mg|
|Calcium per serving:||12mg|
Good to Know
You’ll love our slim version of this old-school treat. Applesauce replaces butter and oil to drastically cut back on fat.