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Description:
Pumpkin bar cookie with cream cheese frosting

Source:
Betty Crocker's Red Spoon Collection, General Mills 1989

Serves/Makes:49 bars

Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 16 oz (448 grm). can pumpkin
  • 2 cups (475 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (4 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) raisins
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped nuts
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 3 oz (84 grm). package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) plus 2 T margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 2 cups (475 ml) powdered sugar
Preparation
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Grease jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves.
  • Mix in raisins.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake until light brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool; frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Cut into bars, about 2 x 1 1/2 inches.
  • Refrigerate any remaining bars.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Mix cream cheese, margarine and vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth and of spreading consistency.
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