Monday, February 03, 2014

Banana whoopie pies


I have never baked whoopie pies before. To tell you the truth, I'm not a huge fan of cake, so cakey-cookies... probably not my thing. However, it was a slow Saturday afternoon. I was in the mood for something sugary, and I had leftover, very ripe bananas. I had this recipe from Baking Bites in my Delicious save file, and.. the rest is history.

Turns out, I do like whoopie pies. At least these! They're very yummy and satisfying - but pretty darn sweet, so serve with coffee or a tall glass of milk.

Banana whoopie pies
about 12 double, large cookies

60 g butter
300 g sugar
1 egg
60 g neutral oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
350 g flour

Cream the butter and sugar until soft. Add the egg and oil, mix, and then add vanilla and banana mash. Finally stir in the dry goods - cinnamon, salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until combined.

Dollop onto two lined baking sheets. (Leave some room for the batter to spread.)

Bake at 175°C for about ten minutes - maybe a little longer. You want them to be golden around the edges and very lightly browned, and baked through.

Let them cool completely before filling. 

And for the filling: 
60 g butter
180 g powdered sugar
100 g cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla

Beat butter and about half of the sugar until soft. Add in the cream cheese, vanilla and the rest of the sugar, and beat for a few minutes until very well mixed. If it seems too soft, add more sugar.

Spread onto half the cookies, top with the rest, and serve. 


Medeja- CranberryJam said...

I haven't made whoopie pies before.. :) but since I usually have leftover bananas it would be a great recipe to try them :) Thanks !

Orchard Girls said...

First of all, these look so yummy!! Second of all, Kenzie and I, over at Orchard Girls wanted to invite you to link up a recipe post with us, every Wednesday at our Link Party. Feel free to link up! :)

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