Apple Butter Whoopie Pie with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling

 Next week is Thanksgiving.  Duh.
A whole holiday solely revolving around food.
So what did I do yesterday?
I ordered a diet book.
Not for now, of course..that would just be silly.
For after.
After Thanksgiving…
or maybe after Christmas.
Because who starts a diet before Christmas?
Well, not RIGHT after Christmas…because then there’s New Year’s.
Ok.. definitely after New Years.
So, I will be totally prepared when 2011 rolls around…
  because come January it’s on!
For real this time!
Not like the last time…or the time before that.
My husband asks me why I keep buying diet books.
He doesn’t get it.
He told me that if I put all  my diet books in a backpack and walked around carrying them I would definitely  lose weight.
Meh.
And while that’s mostly true..I would probably throw out my my back in the meantime.
But until January, let’s focus on the food…
I am definitely not the source for learning how to truss a turkey.
But, I can help you out in the dessert department.
Especially in the cute dessert department.
Because we all know that desserts are better when they’re cute.
And really, what’s cuter than a whoopie pie?
This is my first-ever whoopie pie, and I’ll tell ya ~ they were fun.
And tasty.
And cute.
What more can you ask for?
The inspiration for these came from a big old jar of Apple Butter that the folks over at Musselman’s sent me.
To be honest, I didn’t really know what to do with apple butter.
But I’ll tell you..if anyone asks me now what to do with apple butter, clearly, it’s make a whoopie pie!

For easy filling, put buttercream in a ziplock and snip off the corner.

Squeeze a generous amount of filling on bottom, leaving some space for the squeeze factor…

Roll in sprinkles…if you’re feeling a little crazy 😉
Print

Apple Butter Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream


Description

makes approx 9 assembled pies


Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup room temp. butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 cups AP flour

Filling

  • 1/2 c. room temp butter
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3 c. sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 T. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg and apple butter on medium heat until evenly incorporated. Turn mixer to low and add in baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour, stirring combined.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  4. Scoop out batter (approx 2 T.) using an ice cream scooper. Place 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake 15 minutes until cookies are set.
  6. Cool on wire rack.

Filling

  1. /2 c. room temp butter
  2. t. cinnamon
  3. c. sifted powdered sugar
  4. T. milk
  5. t. vanilla
  6. Cream butter in mixer until smooth.
  7. Slowly add powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Beat until combined.
  9. Add vanilla and milk.
  10. Mix on low until combined, then beat on medium for 1 min, scraping down sides when necessary.
  11. Fill pies with approx 2 Tbsp of filling

Notes

For easy filling, put filling in a ziplock and snip off the corner.
Squeeze a generous amount of filling on bottom, leaving some space for the squeeze factor…
Roll in sprinkles…if you’re feeling a little crazy

 

92 Responses

  1. Sue

    I've seen people do that before(transform their blog to a book), and you make it sound so easy! I'll definitely check out that site!(I thought you were going to give a copy of yours away:) That would be a prize!) I think I would keep mine, but I'd love to turn my kids' blogs into books for them…maybe Christmas:)
    Love your whoopie pies! I've never made them either, unless you count my macarons that end up looking like whoopie pies.

  2. Tegan Aubrie

    I have a private blog I keep for my son, filled with letters to him "Love, Mom". I definitely want to turn that into a book someday!

    tegan{dot}mauldin{at}gmail{dot}com

    P.S. I make your cake cookies ALL. THE. TIME. They are awesome. 🙂

  3. Juliet Grace

    I have a blog for the daily events of my preemie daughter who is still in the NICU at 4 1/2 months old. She is quite a little fighter – full of determination and spirit. I would print her blog as a keepsake for when she's a teenager, I can show her everything she had to overcome to get here and why I now have a lot of gray hairs! 😉 Thanks for the great giveaway.

  4. Donna

    I have estranged from my oldest daughter for ten years because of Parental Alienation. I have two grandchildren that I can only love from a distance. I would publish my blog to save for them to get to know their Nana by.

  5. keepitsweet

    what a great idea to make a book! i'd probably keep it for myself, though i should give it to someone else… maybe i'd need a few:-) love apple butter and love the idea of using it ot bake!

  6. Diane {Created by Diane}

    Your whoopie pies look great!
    I'd love a copy of my blog in print for reference and to pass down to my kids when they start being more adventurous in the kitchen, what a great idea.

  7. Joanne

    Cute desserts definitely for sure make the world go round. I made my first whoopie pies earlier this year and totally fell in love. Now I totally need try these fall flavor-infused ones.

  8. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    Delicious looking whoopie pies!! 😀

    I think I would certainly carry my book around to show everyone my hard work 😉 that wouldn't be too annoying right? 😀

  9. Erin O.

    Those are so yummy looking! I really love the sprinkles too, they're so pretty.

    I would love a book of my blog! It would be nice to have for when I'm older and I can show my kids what my blog looked like and have all the recipes on hand too.

  10. Melissa

    I would love to be able to make a book out of my blog. I recently started my blog (melissabakes.com) but I've been posting a lot. I love your blog and those whoopie pies look awesome!

  11. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

    I think I'd give it to my mum who doesn't really know how to use the computer but is my inspiration in everything I do.

  12. TRAN! (www.thinktran.com)

    This is an interesting concept.. i don't know if I'd want to turn my blog into a book, but it's nice to have that option open.

  13. Kristie Maynard

    My blog is a crafting blog and I would probably keep it for myself, put it out on the coffee table when people are over, just to let them know what they are missing if they don't follow my blog and maybe use it as a reference of the things I have posted in the past.
    I think this is a wonderful prize, thanks to you and Blog2Print!
    kristie at lashotphotography dot com

  14. Joanie Harbor

    I would love to print my blog and keep it as a journal. I have been posting all about my son (who is now 10 months old) and it would be a great way to remember all his accomplishments!

  15. Couscous & Consciousness

    I would definitely give my blog book as a gift to my Dad – in that wonderful way that only parents can be, he loves my blog, reads every single word of every post (undoubtedly my biggest fan), even though by his own admission he would never cook anything I make – he's still a "steak grilled until it resembles shoe leather and accompany with three vegetables that have been microwaved to within an inch of their lives" kind of guy. Somethings you just can't change – one of those is that our culinary tastes differ rather dramatically, the other is that even after nearly 55 years I'm still his little girl 🙂
    Sue

  16. Erika Beth, the Messy Chef

    I love making whoopie pies (but I've only made them once as well.) if I made a blog book I would give it to my mom seeing a lot of my recipes are hers. 🙂

  17. Jackie

    This is a hard decision but I don't think I could part with it! My blog is about food, the parties I throw for my son and helpful information I find along the way of being a new mommy. I think it's definitly a keeper!

    jacqb03@yahoo.com

  18. Reeni

    I love your apple butter whoopie pies! They're the first of their kind. I bet your book is gorgeous with all your baked goods! It would be neat to have a book of my blog – something tangible to see all the hard work I've done!

  19. Jenna

    My friend used Blog2Print and it turned out beautifully! I would print my little family blog and keep it for when my daughter gets older.

  20. Leah Rubin

    I love this idea! I would keep it for posterity, and share it with my kids. When they want to tease me, they'll have lots of ammo!

  21. Leah Rubin

    P.S. I 'liked' this post on Facebook, i'm hoping that's worth another entry, and I'm your follower on Twitter, so I'll go tweet about it, too!

  22. Taylor

    I made apple butter and also am not sure what else to do with it besides eat it on biscuits! I love this idea for using it in a whoopie pie. If I won this Blog2Print Giveaway I would give it to my grandma…she loves to cook and doesn't follow my blog so I think she would love it!

  23. Monica H

    These are fun! I just bought a jar of cranberry apple butter….bet that would be tasty!

    Because my personal and cooking blogs are still a work in progress, I'd print my photo blog into a book, since it's only a one year project.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Katie

    I work at a car dealership and am always finding new things to bake the boys I work with! This book would definitely come in handy for me! I hope I win!!!

  25. Raina

    I love your whoopie pies, totally fall flavored. Bad time to buy a diet book…lol

    If I had my blog turned into a book, I would keep it for myself to enjoy and then later give to my daughter, as I have been learning my family's recipes. Then she would be able to have them in a book when she gets older:) That would really be great.

  26. blackbookkitchendiaries

    this looks so cool..i love the idea about turning my blog into print. i would give it to my parents, i know they would love it.

  27. Monet

    I love these whoopie pies! Apple butter always reminds me of my childhood, so these offer an extra dose of nostalgia. As for your book? I would be selfish and keep it for myself. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday night!

  28. katie@tulsadetails

    This is such a good idea!!! I love that there is so little effort. (I am all about that.) I would have to keep this one for myself. Or give it as a gift for another blogging friend. 🙂

  29. Katie

    I hands down am in LOVE with this book! I would definitely give mine to my sister for Christmas! She just had her first baby and it would be a great memory! Love it! Oh, and I tweeted. @katieadelle
    🙂

  30. Katie

    I hands down am in LOVE with this book! I would definitely give mine to my sister for Christmas! She just had her first baby and it would be a great memory! Love it! Oh, and I tweeted. @katieadelle
    🙂

  31. magiey

    Love it! All kinds of cookies specially with cinnamon, just can't get enough of them. My nephews always pester to bake some for them, well thanks to this post i have an idea! Great blog!

    buy ffxiv gil

  32. Missy

    This is the coolest thing! It's like scrap booking but 100x easier. I need this beacause I am the busiest mom in the world and when my kids get older I'd like them to think that I spent hours creating something just for them. Thanks

  33. I run for cake!

    Love these whoopie pies, what a great use for apple butter! Great giveaway! I would love to print some of my favorite blog posts! I think I would keep the book for myself and show it off to my grandparents since they do not have access to the computer to see my baking adventures! Afterall, it is my grandmother who has inspired me to become the baker I am!

  34. bonnie

    OH I thought you were giving your book away!! OH well maybe next time, great whoopie pies, girl you crack me up..I love your writing..i need to visit more..great giveway!!

    sweetlife

  35. foodies at home

    Ok, I can totally relate to this post! But dieting must wait till January…there is too much good food to eat in the next month! hehe…thanks for the laugh tonight! Happy Friday!

  36. Kathleen

    I soooo hope you'll make your book available! What a fabulous idea to turn your blog into a book! These whoopie pies look like they totally Rock!!!

  37. trooppetrie

    oh I love this idea, I am making pumpkin butter right now, I think I may try to make them using pumpkin butter that is cooking in my crock pot now

  38. Kristyn

    My plan all along has been to turn my blog into a book. I write about our family and how life is now that we have twins! I definitely would keep the book (I'd actually need 2) so that one day I could share and give them to my children. Sort of like the babybook I've never gotten around to doing!

  39. Elizabeth

    My husband and his friends took a cross-country trip earlier this year, and blogged the whole thing. I would get the blog printed for him and each person on the trip!

  40. Becki D

    Oh! I'm almost too late…but not quite! Hooray!

    I would give a copy to my Dad. I tell him about my Blog all the time, but he pretty much hates the Internets and refuses to try to figure out the whole blog thing.

  41. Barbara

    I use apple butter in a sandwich with turkey breast, brie and lettuce. Try it, it's divine.

    I did a cookbook a few years ago for my family, but will enter because I think it would be fun to do my blog recipes!

  42. Our great adventure

    I use my blog as a scrap book for my family- and I would love for them to have a hard copy for them to look at when they are older!
    (I've only made chocolate whoopie pies- maybe I'll spice it up this year!)

  43. baking.serendipity

    I absolutely love whoopie pies…especially when the filling is rolled in sprinkles like these! It's the best presentation ever. And the print book looks so, so cool! I have a neighbor working on a cookbook and it's always made me think about printing my blog recipes at some point.

  44. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

    That whoopie pie sounds really interesting. Lovely flavors 🙂

    The book looks great too, must have been a moment of pride in holding your blog in your hands!

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