whooooopie pies.

So, I discovered last night that I was soo not created to be a baker. It would have been hilarious to be in the kitchen with me during my Halloween Whoopie Pie experiment. I was covered in powered sugar and flour and have a burn on my hand and finger (investing in some oven mitts would probably solve that problem). But I must say I did a fabulous job and need to keep practicing my baking skills so I am not such a mess when people are actually with me.

Whooopieeeeee!

Vegan Whoopie Pies

Adapted from here.

Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour, plus cooling

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Earth Balance, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Orange sprinkles or sanding sugar, for decoration 🙂

  • Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

    Using an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup of Earth Balance and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg replacer and continue to beat til smooth. With the mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture and applesauce, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth.

    Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto two baking sheets. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out clean, 10 to 14 minutes. With a thin metal spatula, immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool completely. I learned my lesson by not using a scooping tool for this: they will look much nicer with one 😉

    • Meanwhile, make filling: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating until smooth.
    • Spread bottom of half the cookies with 1 tablespoon filling each; sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing gently so filling oozes out slightly. Sprinkle exposed filling with sprinkles. Looking VERY festive 🙂
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