- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Additional confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine banana and buttermilk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 1 tablespoon on each; top with remaining cookies. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Reviews for Go Bananas Whoopie Pies
"Very good cookies! Peanut butter flavor was a little strong, but I don't have a problem with that. Will try again with a different flavor filling next time."
"The cookies have a soft texture and good taste, but the peanut butter filling really overpowers the delicate banana flavor. I would make them again but would reduce the amount of peant butter and powdered sugar. Otherwise, a very rich cookie with great texture!"
"I had never made cookies with banana and wanted to try these. I made them to serve as individual cookies. However, I wondered about using something else, other than the cream filling. I had some Nutella--hazelnut spread--on hand and tried that. Perfect! The chocolate flavor added to the flavor of the cookie, although the cookie by itself is very tasty, and the banana flavor comes through."
"LOVED IT! CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE THE OTHERS."
"I have made these twice now because they got such rave reviews when I took them to work the first time. I have also made the Lemony Gingerbread and the Red Velvet version (all in the February mag), and these were the favorite of all three."
"This recipe is very easy to make. the pies were a big hit at my husband's coffee club."
"The "cookies" were soft and slightly sticky. The filling was good and easy to work with. It is stiff so will not "squirt" out the cookie. My friends preferred this filling and the cookie of the Chocolae Dream Whoopie Pies. This is a big cookie and you can probably eat just one so best made for a crowd."
"we love this! Yummy bananas and peanutbutter"
"I made these for our annual Superbowl party and they were gone in no time! I also made a second batch and this time added some choclate ganach on one of the ssides.. they were better then the first batch!"
"They make great cookies, especially when eaten still warm. I didn't enjoy the filling. I thought it make too big of a serving for one person. I'll make them again as cookies!"