8/28/08

"It's Making Banana Whoopie, Bob"

There are no words for these cookies...

Except they will literally make your knees buckle. Yes, they are that good. I give them the ECM stamp of approval. Not as well known as Good Housekeeping's Stamp but nevertheless...

They are moist and tender and so [insert expletive here] good! I think we need to do a Mad Libs Post. Remember those?

Bob, I like making whoopie pies in [noun] but Evil Chef [noun] likes to make hers in the [noun]. I expect that from her because she's a [adjective][sillyword]!


Banana Whoopie Pies ( Martha Stewart Living Sept. 2008)

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup mashed banana,from 1 large ripe banana
½ cup sour cream
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, divided
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar plus more for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Combine banana and sour cream in another bowl. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and ½ teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana mixture in two additions, alternating with flour mixture. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a ¼-inch plain tip. Pipe batter in 1¼-inch rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 1½ inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Slide parchment, with cookies, onto wire racks. Let cool. Unfilled cookies can be stored up to 1 day. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pipe or spoon 1 tablespoon cream mixture onto the flat sides of half of the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, and serve immediately.


*Tasting Notes: Okay, when I made the batter it didn't taste banana-y enough, like something was missing but I couldn't put a finger on it. So I made an executive decision and let the dough rest for 24 hours. Bingo!

16 comments:

SaintTigerlily said...

Wow.

They look delicious.

This is something I have to try.

Thanks again. Wowsah.

noble pig said...

You changed Martha's directives? Your probably busted you know...he-he...these are very cool looking!

Cheryl said...

UMM can I have one, Puhleeze!

Tammy's Blog said...

those look delish.....
Sorry I missed your contest...I am having a drawing on my blog this weekend for a pair of Brighton earrings...please check it out.

Elra said...

I trust your taste, now I must try to make it my self to prove that you are right! I will also let the dough rest for 24 hours! Hmmm, hope mine will be as good as yours!

EAT! said...

With the addition of bananas, these now count as a serving of fruit.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh. My. Bob.

Grace said...

i love mad libs, i love bananas, i love whoopie pies, and i love saying "whoopie." great post. :)

Caroline said...

Thanks for making me hungry! Those look so good...

melissa said...

Oh how I adored Mad Libs. I mean, even through my early 20's when we just got stupid juvenile ridiculous with them. They cracked me up anyway. :P

The Yummy Mummy said...

OMFG! I want one right now. Why don't you live here for heavens sakes?

Rayrena said...

Oh dear, let's not let my husband see this post. They seem like a lot of work and he loves anything banana. Maybe for his birthday...

Krysta said...

*rayrena... make them they are really easy!

*kim...i don't live on the east coastbecause imagine the trouble me, you, and our kids would get into.

www.potsandpins.com said...

I bought the magazine last night, and when I saw this recipe I knew I'd have to make them...I have such a love/hate relationship with dear old Martha so I was thrilled to read that you made these and LOVED them because sometimes her beautiful recipes do not translate to real folks! Thanks, to my favorite soccer mom - great rant by the way and I'm with you 100%!!

lisa said...

Whoopie pies are the best! I made Martha's grapefruit sandwich cookies awhile back and the flavor wasn't citrusy enough. Next time, I'll try the 24 hour rest test. Thanks!

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