Go Bananas Whoopie Pies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 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
- 1 package (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
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine banana and buttermilk. In another bowl, whisk 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 until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For filling, beat 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; cover with remaining cookies. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts1 sandwich cookie: 244 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Apr 3, 2017
My family loved the actual banana cookies but didn't care for the peanut butter filling with it though. My husband said he didn't care for the 2 flavors together in this recipe.
Nov 15, 2014
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.
Jul 22, 2013
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!
Jan 24, 2013
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.
Jun 8, 2011
LOVED IT! CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE THE OTHERS.
Apr 13, 2011
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.
Mar 13, 2011
This recipe is very easy to make. the pies were a big hit at my husband's coffee club.
Feb 28, 2011
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.
Feb 27, 2011
we love this! Yummy bananas and peanutbutter
Feb 8, 2011
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!