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Recipe: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dream Bars

Recipe: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dream Bars


1/2 c. (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 (16 oz.) can solid pack pumpkin
1/2 c. Karo light or dark corn syrup
2 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch baking pan. Beat margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add combined oats and flour; mix well. Spread evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add remaining ingredients; mix until smooth. Pour over partially cooled crust. Bake an additional 45 to 50 minutes or until center appears set. Cool completely on wire rack. Chill. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. 20 bars.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


1 c. flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
5 Tbl butter, softened
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Icing:
8 oz cream cheese
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 c. pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Combine:
flour and brown sugar. To this mixture, cut in softened butter. Stir in chopped nuts. Set aside 3/4 c. of the above mixture for topping. Press remaining amount in a buttered 8×8″ pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool slightly.

Icing:
Combine all ingredients until smooth.

Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350. Cool before cutting.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies


1 c shortening
2 c white sugar
4 eggs
2 c canned pumpkin
4 c flour
2-1/2 T baking powder
2 t salt
5 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1/2 t ginger
2 c raisins (optional)
2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Cream shortening, and gradually add sugar, beat in the eggs and pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients, and add nuts and/or raisins.

Bake 350 degrees 12-15 minutes on greased cookie sheets.

Caramel Frosting

3 T margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c milk
1 c + 2 T sugar
1/2 t vanilla

Combine margarine, milk and sugar in sauce pan. Biol slowly 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Cool. Stir in 10X sugar and vanilla. Beat until spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.

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Recipe: Low Fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe: Low Fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup packed pumpkin
2 egg whites, whipped
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine pumpkin and egg whites. In another bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, oats and raisins. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies seem firm (do not overbake).

Makes 48 cookies; 60 calories each.

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