Banana Whoopie Pies with Nutella Frosting

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I have been challenged. I joined Dessert Wars and they offer monthly dessert challenges with the chance to win some great prizes! What prizes you ask?

The January prize package includes:
  • Whisk  and cupcake necklace from Moon & Star Designs
  • The Smartshopper Electronic Grocery List Organizer
  • Beanilla  Sampler Pack of Vanilla Beans
  • Lenox Personalized Musical Cupcake
  • 1,000 ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes
  • Endless Vanilla and Cinnamon Extract
  • Unlimited Layers: A Recipe for Turning Your Passion into Profits
  • Organic Valley $50 Gift Certificate
  • Organic Prairie $50 Gift Certificate
  • Theme Kitchen $50 Gift Certificate

This month’s challenge was to use Nutella! I personally LOVE Nutella and because I love bananas with it I knew my dessert would have both. It took me a couple weeks to finally decide to make Banana Whoopie Pies with Nutella Frosting. I am still salivating sitting here typing this because they were heavenly! they are pretty much a very very soft cookie with frosting in the middle. Divine I tell you!

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Ingredients:

Cookies (Adapted from Martha Stewart’s recipe)

  • 2.5 C. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Mashed Banana (ripe!)
  • 1/2 Plain Yogurt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C. packed lt. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla, the purer the better

Frosting:

  • 1 C. Nutella
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C. Powered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk or cream

Instructions: Preheat to 350. Prep two pans with parchment paper or silicone sheet. Don’t use a pan sprayed with pam it will spread and ruin the cookies!

1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Set Aside.

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2. Combine the mashed bananas and yogurt in another bowl.

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3. Beat butter and sugars in your stand mixer on medium speed until it is creamy and pale, 3 minutes or so. Don’t forget to scrape the sides of the bowl if you are using a stand mixer, then add the vanilla and egg and mix until they are incorporated.

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4. Start adding half your banana mixture and half of your flour mixture, alternating until its all added to the mixer.

5. Drop by rounded teaspoonful, it will be a soft mixture but that is ok, place them 6 or 9 to a pan, overcrowding will lead to then cooking unevenly.

6. Bake until the edges are golden, about 13 minutes. Slide your parchment with cookie or liner onto the cooling rack and let cool.

Frosting Instructions:

1. Cream together the butter and the star of the show, the 1 cup of delicious heaven on Earth, Nutella.. in your mixer.

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2. Incorporate the powdered sugar gradually until combined

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3. Mix on high speed and add the milk until frosting is smooth.

4. Get any kind of decorative tip you have (I used a star tip it wasn’t a big one) and a pastry bag and squeeze some of that delicious frosting on the cookie, then add another cookie on top and there you have it!

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Comments

  1. says

    Omgoodnesss! Those look awesome. I just recently got turned on to whoopie pies and now I am obsessed with the different flavour combinations! Good luck in the contest!!!

  2. Andi says

    These look awesome. Would love to make these. Can you please specify how much yogurt and banana to use. 1/2 cup, half a container, 1/2 a banana? Thank you!

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