Lemoncello Whoopie Pies

Lemoncello Whoopie Pies




A Delightful Twist on Traditional Treats…

Hello there my fellow dessert loving friend! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a recipe that’s as refreshing as a summer breeze and as zesty as it gets: Lemoncello Whoopie Pies. These delightful treats are not only bursting with tangy lemon flavor but are also health focused, making them the perfect indulgence for any occasion.

Why Lemoncello Whoopie Pies?

Lemoncello Whoopie Pies offer a unique twist on the classic dessert. With a combination of lemon zest, juice, and a hint of Lemoncello spread, these treats are bursting with bright, citrusy goodness. Plus, made with only whole food fats from the Lemoncello spread, we maximize not only taste, but nutrition.

Let’s talk fats: The benefits of whole food fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and coconut, are rich in essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These nutrients play crucial roles in various bodily functions, including cell repair, hormone production, and immune system support.

  • Heart Health: Unlike processed fats like butter or vegetable oils, which may contain unhealthy trans fats and excessive saturated fats, whole food fats offer heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a balanced diet.
  • Stable Cooking Properties: Many whole food fats have high smoke points, making them suitable for baking and cooking at higher temperatures without oxidizing or breaking down into harmful compounds. This stability ensures that the nutritional integrity of the fats remains intact during the baking process, resulting in healthier treats.
  • Enhanced Flavor and Texture: Whole food fats can add depth of flavor and richness to baked goods, creating a more satisfying and indulgent experience. Ingredients like nut butters, coconut butter and avocado contribute unique tastes and textures that can elevate the overall quality of your recipes.
  • Dietary Diversity: Incorporating a variety of whole food fats into your diet promotes dietary diversity and ensures that you’re getting a wide range of nutrients from different sources. Experimenting with different fats allows you to explore new flavors and textures while reaping the nutritional benefits of diverse food choices.

In the context of the Lemoncello Whoopie Pies recipe, using nonfat Greek yogurt and Lemoncello spread instead of traditional butter or oil not only reduces the overall fat content but also introduces healthier fats and additional flavor elements. This substitution aligns with a more holistic approach to baking, emphasizing the importance of incorporating nutrient-dense ingredients for both taste and health benefits.

By choosing whole food fats over processed fats in your baking endeavors, you not only create treats that are better for your body but also contribute to a more sustainable and wholesome approach to nourishing yourself and your loved ones.

The Recipe


For the Cookies:

For the Icing (optional):

For the Filling:


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, coconut flour, vanilla pudding mix, erythritol, sea salt, powdered stevia, and baking soda.
  • Add the lemon zest and juice to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, Lemoncello spread, and nonfat Greek yogurt until smooth.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a thick batter forms.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 11 minutes or until the cookies are set and lightly golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on wire racks.

For the Icing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered erythritol and lemon juice until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more lemon juice if needed.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, spread a thin layer of icing on the flat side of half of the cookies.

For the Filling:

  • In another mixing bowl, combine the nonfat Greek yogurt, sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, sea salt, and stevia to taste.
  • Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread about 3 TB of the filling (approximately 25 grams) onto the flat side of 10 of the cookies.
  • Sandwich together one cookie with one filled cookie to form the whoopie pies.

Enjoy Your Tangy Lemoncello Whoopie Pies!

With just the right balance of sweet and tangy flavors, these Lemoncello Whoopie Pies are sure to brighten up your day. Plus, with their low-calorie and sugar-free ingredients, you can indulge in these treats without any sugar crashes or spikes.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of these Lemoncello Whoopie Pies and treat yourself to a little taste of sunshine! Trust me, once you try them, you’ll be hooked. Happy baking!

Macros for each cookie:

43 Calories


Macros for Whoopie Pies:

101 calories


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