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Maple Whoopie Pies

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

In New York, we have a huge maple syrup industry. I took a basic whoopie pie and gave it a twist using our beloved maple flavor. —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York
Maple Whoopie Pies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, vanilla and flavoring. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cream and syrup, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Bake until edges are light brown and tops spring back when lightly touched, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat butter, shortening and flavoring until creamy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar alternately with cream and syrup until smooth. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 whoopie pie: 306 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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