They're heart-healthy! We used unsweetened applesauce and vegetable oil, not vegetable shortening.You’ll love our slim version of this old-school treat. Applesauce replaces butter and oil to drastically cut back on fat.


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15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
Makes 16 servings (serving size: 1 whoopie pie)


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • To assemble pies: Sandwich cooled cookies with 3/4 tablespoon filling.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 3g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 21mg; iron 1mg; sodium 120mg; calcium 12mg.