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Apple Spice Whoopie Pies
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins
These homemade apple spice whoopie pies are filled with cinnamon spice and baked apples. These sweet apple cookies are filled with a rich, cinnamon cream cheese filling. These apple whoopie pies are soft, sweet, and taste like fall! They're my current obsession. One of the best fall desserts, my friends. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Spice Whoopie Pies
Servings: 14 Whoopie Pies
Author: Michelle
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
  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.