Friday, February 5, 2016

Banana Flour Chocolate Madeleine Cookies stuffed with a Cherry Cream Cheese Filling

Today I was experimenting in the kitchen, and made these banana flour chocolate Madeleine cookies..they turned out AMAZING! The cherry cream cheese filling is pure bliss. I pureed sweet black cherries and added it to the cream cheese, so it turned the filling pink naturally! I made these cookies in a heart shaped Madeleine pan, because Valentines Day is coming up!! This is the perfect healthy Valentines Day dessert to make, that not only taste delicious, but look beautiful as well! 

WEDO Banana flour is the only flour used in these cookies; these cookies are gluten free and grain free! They are airy, fluffy, and not dense at all! Banana flour works just like wheat flour in so many recipes, but is gluten free! 

Pure bliss
Onto the recipe!

Banana Flour Chocolate Madeleine Cookies stuffed with a Cherry Cream Cheese Filling

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup WEDO banana flour 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
Cherry Cream Cheese Ingredients:
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pureed sweet black cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a madeleine pan with butter (I used a heart shaped pan.) 

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly, and once the butter starts to bubble and turn golden, turn off heat. Set aside.

Whisk together eggs and sugar in a stand mixer on medium-high speed. Once mixture is thoroughly mixed, add in banana flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Now pour in browned butter and mix again until mixture is fluffy.

Fill madeleine pan with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough. Once the madeleine pan is filled with the dough, bake for about 11 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

While the cookies are cooling, we are going to make the cream cheese filling! Whip softened cream cheese with powdered sugar in a stand mixer on high speed for about 4 minutes. Once fluffy, add in cherry puree and vanilla extract. Whip on medium-high speed for another 3 minutes, or until well combined. 

Once you are ready to serve the cookies, top cookie with a decent amount of cream cheese filling, then top with another cookie. Devour!! Enjoy!


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