Friday, October 18, 2019

What do you make with APPLES?

Fall is a time for pumpkins and apples. Personally, I prefer apples.
Apple pie, apple crisp, candied apples, apple jelly, and best of all, apple Whoopie Pie Cookies.

  Apple Whoopie Cookies

Years ago, we had a parent of one of my students who was the most amazing baker. She used to bake the teachers all sorts of goodies and send them in for us. But the absolute BEST thing she ever made was Whoopie Pies but with Apple Cookies instead of the typical chocolate. And the frosting inside was a buttercream, not a whipped cream frosting. 
Thankfully she gave us the recipe and I have made them several times. So good, though they do take a while to put together.

Fair warning: there is nothing low fat or low calorie about these. But they are so amazingly delicious!!

Whoopie Apple Cookies
By Lauren
1 ½ cups peeled and grated apples                        ¼ cup apple jelly
1 tsp ground cinnamon                                          ½ tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose flour                                         ½ tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) lightly softened butter                   1/8 tsp salt                                                              
¾ cup packed light brown sugar                            1 large egg yolk

*Cream butter and sugar until well blended and fluffy.
*Add egg yolk, apple jelly, and apples until blended. (Tip: place grated apples on a paper towel to absorb some of the extra moisture before you use them)
*Then add dry ingredients; cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda.
*Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Do not over mix!
*Scoop and place onto lightly greased baking pan to make cookies.
*Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool a bit before placing on rack.

Buttercream Frosting
½ cup Crisco                                                            ½ cup butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract                                          4 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 - 4 tbsp milk - add more or less for desired consistency

*Assemble cookies: Put frosting in the center of two apple cookies. If desired, drizzle tops with
2/3 cup powdered sugar                                       ½ tsp light corn syrup
2 - 3 drops pure vanilla extract

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  1. A whole lot of deliciousness in a bite!!! love fall apples. They are sosos versatile. Thanks for this new-fav recipe, Kari, dear.

    1. If you make them you have to invite me over for some!

    2. Homemade apple pie and apple crisp. They taste better with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

    3. Yes, vanilla ice cream with apple crisp is excellent!

  2. I don't think I've ever had an apple whoopie pie. The frosting sounds delicious. I'm often disappointed by some of the ones in the store when I bite into them. Do they sell apple too? I'm sure they must.

    1. I've never seen an apple whoopie pie in a store. These are sinfully delicious!

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  4. I make apple pie. These look deadly delicious!

    1. Apple pie is yummy. Yes, these are deadly delicious!

  5. Apple fritters. But I never make them because I'd eat them! I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture of your Apple Whoopie Cookies. They look so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Yes, the problem with making these is they are so amazing I eat way too many!!

  7. I make apple butter. Every summer, as soon as I get out of school, I get out my crock pot and make my own apple butter. I love it. It is unhealthy, but I can't help myself. Your cookies sound amazing!!! They look even better.

    1. My daughter just made some! And it's fruit so all fruit is healthy!! *wink*

  8. I am not much of an apple person but I those look really good! I dont think I've ever had a whoopie pie before.

    @msredk at aol dot com

    1. Whoopie Pies are a New England thing. But Apple Whoopie Pies are so much better! Thanks for entering!!

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