Banana Whoopie Pies
Makes approx. 12 Whoopie Pies
2 Cups, All-Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon, Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon, Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon, Salt
1/4 Teaspoon, Ground Cinnamon
1 Stick, Butter, unsalted & softened
1/2 Cup, Sugar
1/2 Cup, Brown Sugar
2 large or 3 small Bananas, mashed
1/4 Cup, Sour Cream
1 1/2 Teaspoons, Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups, Confectioner’s Sugar
1 Teaspoon, Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Banana, mashed
12 oz., Cream Cheese
To Dust Top of Whoopie Pies:
1 Tablespoon, Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon, Confectioner’s Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silat sheet or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set bowl aside.
In a mixer, add the butter with sugar and brown sugar and mix on medium speed until nice and fluffy. Add in egg and mix on medium speed again until it is combined. In a food processor or even a blender, puree the banana then add it to the mixer. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix until all the ingredients are nicely combined. Slowly add the flour mixture on low speed until all of it is added. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.
Drop a spoonful of the mixture down onto the baking sheet. I did about 1 heaping teaspoon for each of my cookies. If you like a bigger cookie (whoopie pie) you can make them slightly larger. You can also use a pastry bag to pipe the mixture onto the baking sheet. I simply used 2 spoons (1 to scoop the mixture and 1 to help remove it from the spoon onto the baking sheet). Bake in the oven for approx. 12 minutes or until they are slightly firm to tough (on top of cookie). Remove from oven and let them cool completely.
Make the filling while they are cooling. mash the banana in a food processor or blender until nice and smooth. In a mixer, add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, mashed/pureed banana and cream cheese. Mix on high speed until nice and creamy. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and pipe the filling onto 1/2 of the cookies. Top the cookies with a 2nd cookie to make a whoopie pie. Mix the cocoa powder and confectioner’s sugar together and dust the top and bottom of each whoopie pie. Store on parchment paper (place in the fridge) until ready to serve.
Check out another version I made of the Whoopie Pie during Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie