Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Banana Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened 
3/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1 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
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. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe from Taste of Home
Thanks, Fake Ginger!!


  1. I love whoopie pies and these sounds delicious.
    Following back from FMBT
    Have a great week,

  2. Oh my goodness that sounds so good!
    Blah, fye upon this diet I'm on, grrrr