Banana Bread Cookie Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Greek Yogurt Frosting
So obviously I’ve been eating a lot of cookies lately.
What else is a girl to do when her husband leaves her for a 2-week business trip?! I considered getting Maggie a little brother, but I thought that wouldn’t go over too well. So I put my energy elsewhere.
I made these cookies on the same day I made this beautiful mess of a drink. Out of necessity (or something like that), some cookies were consumed with that boozy coconut whipped cream. And then I filled an ice cube tray with the leftover coconut whipped cream and I ended up adding one to my smoothie in the mornings. Hello creamy dreaminess.
So Andrew is back in town, which I’ve mentioned quite a few times. His flight got in Saturday morning at 5:15 am. It was an early morning. So I picked him up and we went and ate pancakes. That early, the only place open was Denny’s. I can’t remember ever having been to Denny’s before. I got the Banana Pecan Whole Wheat Pancake Breakfast. My only complaint was that the pecans were coated in sugar and they tasted off. Other than that, it was a tasty breakfast. Ohh and I got an iced coffee too because iced coffee makes me feel fancy.
Anytime I get on my blog, the ads seem to always be for nutella. I don’t actually eat that much nutella, but last week when I was staying at my parent’s house it was a different story.
My parents just got a baby beagle puppy. He’s the cutest, but he is in crazy-puppy chewing mode. So I was standing in my parent’s kitchen one night and all of the sudden I got this awful taste in my mouth and thought I was getting a migraine and that it was just presenting itself in a new way.
So I called for my mom and she came around the corner with ‘no-chew puppy spray’ in hand…that stuff that makes cords and stuff taste bad so puppies won’t chew through them. I guess you can be really sensitive to the spray because that nasty taste was in my mouth and was the grossest thing. I had to down two spoonfuls of nutella to get rid of the taste. I guess I could’ve just brushed my teeth…but nothing quite quenches like a nice spoonful of nutella.
After 3 years, the blog finally got a little facelift that I like!!! We did it ourselves, so that’s why the logo is blurry. I went with the whisk shape because that’s the only shape my limited artistic abilities allowed me to draw. Overall though, I really like how it looks so far. The old layout didn’t really fit…and I couldn’t stand looking at it anymore. This layout is moving in the right direction. I still have a lot of work to do on the recipe page, but hopefully I’ll get it done this week.
And since every celebration (big or small) should involve cookies…I made these here banana bread cookie sandwiches. I ate two cookies and then decided they needed sprinkles. I’m all sprinkles-on-everything right now. It’s kinda annoying. But life is happy when you feel like you’re always at a birthday party.
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons powdered brown sugar (brown sugar processed into coffee grinder until turns into a powder...or just use normal powdered sugar)
- scant 1/2 cup pitted dates, packed (8 dates)
- 1 1/4 ripe banana (~2/3 cup mashed)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, use a metal whisk to combine all ingredients until smooth. Place in the fridge until cookies are cool.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place pitted & chopped dates in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with water. Microwave for 2 minutes. Allow dates to sit in hot water for 5 minutes before draining off water. Into a food processor place dates, peanut butter and banana. Process until smooth. Add in whole wheat flour, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Process until a dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips. Wet hands and roll dough into 12 balls. Use the back of a fork to press the cookies down. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool before making into sandwich cookies.