Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Squares

A friend of mine from way back posted this recipe on Facebook, and it looked so easy that I had to try it. They are great! I love that it makes a big pan full and feeds a lot of people. You can add chocolate chips too to make it even better!

Pumpkin Squares
adapted from a Melissa Blair recipe
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 can (15oz) pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (optional)

6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla OR vanilla paste
5 cups powdered sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin; mix well.
2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir to combine. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Mix in chocolate chips (if desired).
3. Spread on rimmed cookie sheet (I used a 15in. x 10in.) and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
4. To make frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and shortening together. Add vanilla and cinnamon (if desired), and gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until creamy. When the pumpkin squares are cool, spread with frosting. Cut into squares.



Yay! I was hoping you'd post this one. So yummy!