Pumpkin Cookie Bars (1987)

Date: December 1987
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Pumpkin Cookie Bars recipe

Pumpkin Cookie Bars-dec-1987-recipeIngredients

1 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup Libby’s Solid Pack Pumpkin
3/4 cup undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add butter, mix until crumbly.

Press into bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven.

Reduce oven temperature to 325 F. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over crust. Bake in slow oven (325 F) 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Topping

Beat together until fluffy one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup orange marmalade. Spread over cooled bars.

Garnish with crushed granola, chopped nuts or orange peel. Cut into 32 bars and serve.

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Publication date: December 1987

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