Okay, so I know that’s a cheesy name. But my friends and I couldn’t figure out what to call them. Not really a cake. Not really a cookie. No crust, so they had a hard time calling it a bar. So yummy it is. And seriously? Sooooooo good!
I saw this recipe on one of my favorite website, Good Things Catered, several weeks ago, and just knew I had to try them. Primarily because they had bourbon in them.
So, one morning I got up early, whipped them up, and brought them in to the office. And seriously, they were gone in under two hours. Much stabbing with plastic forks ensued. To the point that when I put two pieces aside that I had promised to a friend in another department, I thought they would attack me. But the pumpkin yummies and I escaped. Barely.
So, I encourage you to make these for yourself. But beware. They can yield frightening results.
Pumpkin Yummies (adapted from Good Things Catered)
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree, drained on a paper towel lined fine strainer
2 Tbsp bourbon
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tsp bourbon
-Put pumpkin in paper-towel lined strainer to get rid of excess moisture.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line and prepare an 9×13 baking pan.
-In medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, spice and salt.
-Whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside.
-In bowl of stand mixer, add eggs, sugars, oil, and pumpkin until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
-Add bourbon, vanilla and mix to combine.
-Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until just combined.
-Spread evenly into prepared pan.
-Place in oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
-Cool completely before frosting.
-Meanwhile, in bowl of stand mixer, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and bourbon and mix to combine well.
-Slowly add in powdered sugar until completely combined.
-Frost cooled bars with icing, cut, and serve.