Banana whoopie pies with cream cheese filling

I just got my  pie pans whoopie, and realized I haven’t made any in a few months. My aunt is a Whoopie pie addict so I try to come with a bunch of flavoring to put together.This recipe is moist with a delicious cream cheese filling. I put in 2 tablespoons of banana pudding mix.  I, also have a maple banana  whoopie pie with Nutella filling that is outrageous ! Look for that in a couple of weeks.


Bake time: 8-12 mins
Prep time: 35 mins
Preheat oven: 350
Whoopie Pie pan Opt.
Ingredients 
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  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons of banana dry pudding mix

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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.

STEP 2

  1. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana and pudding mixture in 2 additions, alternating with flour mixture.

STEP 3

  1. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. Pipe batter into 1 1/4-inch rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 1 1/2 inches apart.

STEP 4

  1. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Slide parchment, with cookies, onto wire racks. Let cool. (Unfilled cookies can be stored for up to 1 day.)

STEP 5

  1. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Pipe or spoon 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture onto the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. 

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