Apple Spice Whoopie Pies


These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They’re soft, sweet, and taste like fall! They’re my current fall obsession. 

These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! Soft-baked, cake-like apple spice cookies stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I’m just going to let that sit there a while.

So, confession: I have a problem with impulse buying.

I like to consider myself a fairly sensible shopper when it comes to items on the pricier side. And for the most part, I’m pretty great about that (probably because I reward myself with a coffee or brownie for being so strong. I’m still five years old.)

My impulse issues lie within the inexpensive items–the inexpensive items that end up becoming expensive when you buy them all, especially when you do the math in your head and inevitably forget to add five of the impulse items to the final total.

My biggest weaknesses? There’s 4, among others:

These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! 1. Cheap jewelry from Forever 21. Bicycle necklace? Don’t mind if I do. A ring set that will turn my fingers green, but has the lyrics to “All You Need Is Love?” For sure.

2. Food Magazines. I can’t help myself.

3. Baking ingredients. Chocolate chips are on a two-for-one-sale? Pile them high and deep.

4. Coffee Creamer. A new flavor?! I already have 3 giant bottles in my fridge, what’s one more? Oh, and that one too, because Almond Joy exists?! Wait, there’s a Brown Sugar Vanilla? Umm…

It’s a problem.

But, sometimes my impulse buying, like seeing the spice cake mix on the shelf and grabbing it faster than a five year old can swipe a bag of cookies while his or her mom is busy staring at the shopping list, results in something fantastic.

Something like Apple Spice Whoopie Pies.

These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! If there is one thing you should make this fall, it’s these. I said that about these. And these too. I meant it about all, so basically, you should make all three.

Your life will never be the same.

Yields 14 Whoopie Pies

Apple Spice Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall! They're my current fall obsession.

45 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

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Ingredients

    Apple Spice Cookies
  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup canola/vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apples, finely diced (I left the peel on)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over med-low heat, cook apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla together, about 5 minutes. Once the apples have softened, take the mixture off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl, and mix with canola oil and eggs. Add in apple mixture, and mix until combined. Batter will be thick.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Drop cookies by rounded Tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (for a smooth cookie surface when baked, make sure the cookie dough balls are smooth on top before placing in the oven).
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies look set (barely golden brown, and do not look doughy in the centers). Whoopie pies are traditionally a soft-baked cookie with a cake-like texture, thus you don't want to over bake them.
  7. Allow cookies to cool completely.
  8. Cream butter and cream cheese together, until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add in vanilla and cinnamon. Mix. Add in powdered sugar, and mix until well combined.
  9. With a spoon or a piping bag with a circular tip, add about 1 Tbsp (more or less, depending upon your preference) of filling to half of the cookies. Top with the other halves.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. For best results, store leftovers in the fridge.
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These whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples, and have a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. They're soft, sweet, and taste like fall!


18 comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    You pretty much just described me, Michelle! I’m an impulse buyer when it comes to the smaller stuff, too, especially when it comes to food magazines! I feel like I buy new ones every week! These whoopie pies look amazing! I love the chunks of apples in here!

  2. Mary Frances says:

    #2 and #3, I cannot agree more! Food magazines, and fun baking ingredients are my kryptonites. As are amazing photos and recipes! The plates and the sandwich cookie effect, I love it! And those chunks of apples are perfection.

  3. Sara says:

    These look absolutely amazing, and I’m sure my whole family will love them! My kids have never had whoopie pies before so they’re in for a real treat 😉

  4. Danielle says:

    I tend to be an impulse buyer with the smaller stuff too. I mean it’s cheaper, right? I’m totally loving these cookies! I love cake mix cookies, but I’ve never thought to make apple cookies with it. These are just genius, love that frosting too!

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