This is another recipe I got from my church meeting called Apples of Gold. When I had this dessert, I immediately fell in love. It was amazing. They are the perfect way to begin autumn! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!
Double Quick Pumpkin Bars
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps cinnamon
2 cups flour
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 tbsps margarine, softened
1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, cream oil, eggs and sugar. Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into an ungreased 15x10 ince jelly roll pan. (I don't have this size pan, so I used a 13x9x2 cake pan - which is why mine are more cake like)
Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes. (Mine took the whole 25 minutes, if not 1 or 2 more minutes). Cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting.
To make frosting, cream together all frosting ingredients. Spread on colled, uncut cookies. After frosting has set, cut into equal size bars. Store any leftover bars, covered, in the refrigerator.
Variation: Add 1/2 cup choppd walnuts or raisins to the recipe.
Yield: 36 bars (Since mine was baked in a different pan, I had 24 pieces)