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This recipe for PUMPKIN BARS, by , is from The Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Alyce Todey


4 eggs
2 c sugar
2 c pumpkin or 1 can
3/4 c butter
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 c chopped nuts

6 T butter
1 T milk
1 pkg 3 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
3 c powdered sugar

Mix eggs, sugar, pumpkin and butter. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon add to batter add nuts and pour into greased cookie sheet with higher edge. Bake 325 degrees 25 minutes

Combine frosting ingredients and beat with mixer toll smooth frost bars




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