Saturday, May 8, 2010

Banana Cream Sandwhich Cookies

First thing is first!
Happy Mother's Day to all the selfless, dedicated, and wonderfully perfect Mommas out there!

This year we decided to pass on the big elaborate meal and save some moola and eat treats instead after lunch! Eat...thats what we do best in my family!

I've been inspired by so many wonderful posts out there in blogland with tempting treats, and decided to make my own!

This particular recipe was inspired by the packaging of Bakerella's Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies and the melt in your mouth flavor of the Banana Cream Frosting recipe from Kara's Cupcakes! These two ladies have outstanding sites that share thier creativity and passion of all things sweet and fun! Check them out if you haven't already!

Now...I just hope I do the inspirations proud! Try out the recipe and share your successes...or flops for that matter! Cause I have more flops than I can list and would love to be comforted by yours! lol. Oops Did i just say that?

I'm starting off with the following ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards...ok, maybe not the Banana Extract. But it was less than $2 Walmart.

1 yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp banana extract
powdered sugar for decoration

Combine and blend the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and banana extract. (disclaimer..picture below shows lemon extract from a previous recipe with same steps. Saving space on my computer from uploading another pic)

Drop teaspoonsfuls of dough in to a bowl of powdered sugar. Roll around until they are lightly covered.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-9 minutes in a preheated oven.

The bottoms will be slightly browned on the bottoms and slighlty chewy on the inside.

1/4 cup butter room temp
4 oz package of cream cheese room temp
1/2 of a 1 lb box of powdered sugar
1/2 box banana cream pudding mix

In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
*This is where my mixer died...sniff sniff!
Gradually add sugar and pudding mix until smooth

Turn one cookie upside down, and spread your frosting as thin or as thick as you like before the guilt sets in! Place another cookie on top!

This recipe is just enough for 10 sandwhich cookies. And actually, unless you are serving a ginormous crowd, that should be plenty, cause these little cookies are delicoulsy sweet. However, If you wanted to double the frosting recipe, it would be just enough to top all 20 of the cookies individuly rather than as sandwhiches!

Let me know if you try them!
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1 comment:

Shanny said...

WOW. These look so yummy, I am considering licking the screen.