A kind blog reader sent me this cookbook. She had sent it after my saying that I wanted to make Whoopi pies. If you haven’t had them, they are a family favorite here. We always buy them when we visit the Amish community south of where I live. I had said I wanted to learn to make them.
They are two cookies sandwiched together with frosting between them.
The next thing I knew, in the mail, came this book, and the best news yet, there are several different versions of Whoopi Pies in the book. Chocolate is what we are used to.
This day I tried the banana version.
The dough was pretty thick. The cookies are a little more cake-like. I’d say they are a cross between banana bread and cake. I dropped them on a cookie sheet with a small ice cream scoop.
The recipe was a little hard in that it said to bake them between 10-15 minutes. Hmm. That’s a big difference. After testing, I would recommend 14 minutes.
I upped the game on them by…putting frosting on one cookie and Nutella on another cookie and then sandwiched them together.
They were a hit. Kalissa and both agreed that I will make them again. Check out my childcare baby checking out that giant cookie.
We also both agreed that they should be baked for 14 minutes. They were moister at that point.
I’m putting the recipe here so you can try them if you’d like.
2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of shortening
2 cups of mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (I skipped this)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Drop on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 14 minutes.
For the frosting, I didn’t follow the recipe. Instead, I made cream cheese frosting. To do that:
1/2 stick butter
4 oz of cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar (or enough for a good spreading consistency)
After cookies have cooled, frost the bottom side. Sandwich with another cookie.
I upped the game and added a layer of Nutella in the center too. YUM!!
Let me know if you try them. We here loved them!