Banana: Banana Whoopie Pies

posted by Kitty 12-22-102 4:41 PM

Banana Whoopie Pies

4 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
2 lg. eggs
2 c. mashed extra ripe bananas
1/2 c. sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine and cream together shortening and sugar. Add and beat thoroughly eggs, bananas, sour milk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients gradually, beating after each addition.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on lightly greased and floured baking sheet 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake 8-15 minutes, depending on size of cookie until they spring back to touch in 350 degree oven. Remove to wire rack to cool.

2 egg whites
1 (1 lb.) box confectioner's sugar
1 c. shortening
4 TBS. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add shortening and vanilla and blend. Add milk and then add the sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread filling on the bottom side of one cookie; top with a second cookie, bottom side down. Repeat with the remaining cookies and filling.

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