Apple Pie Cookies With Maple Cream Filling

This pleasant dessert is a symphony of autumnal goodness, capturing the essence of freshly baked apple pie and the wealthy, velvety sweetness of maple cream in each chew. 

What you want:

For the cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
¼ teaspoon floor cinnamon
½ cup vegan margarine, at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
½ cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the filling:
½ cup vegan shortening, at room temperature
½ cup vegan margarine, at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup vanilla soymilk
1 teaspoon maple extract

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 375 levels. For the cookies, evenly oil a big cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. In a big bowl, add flours, baking powder, salt, pumpkin-pie spice, and cinnamon. With an electrical hand mixer, in a medium bowl, combine collectively margarine and sugar till creamy. Add applesauce and vanilla and blend once more till included. Add moist substances to dry substances in a number of batches till effectively blended.

2. Take 2 tablespoons of batter and roll dough right into a ball with hand, then press all the way down to make a thick cookie. Place cookies about an inch aside on ready cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, eradicating from oven when barely mushy. Let cool for a couple of minutes earlier than transferring to a cooling rack. Cookies will agency up. 

3. For the filling, with an electrical mixer or stand mixer, cream collectively shortening and margarine. Add powdered sugar and proceed to combine till included. Whereas the mixer goes, slowly add 1 to 2 tablespoons soymilk till filling is creamy however nonetheless thick. Add not more than 1/4 cup soymilk complete. Add maple extract and blend on medium velocity for about 2 minutes till filling may be very creamy with some peaks.

4. As soon as cookies are fully cooled, scoop a dollop of cream filling on flat aspect of 1 cookie. High with one other cookie and squish barely. Repeat till all cookie sandwiches are assembled.

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