TWD fan’s know how much Carol loves baking. Cookies, Cakes and just about anything that takes her mind off of the walkers. This holiday season why don’t you make one of Carol’s specialties for your family.


Carol’s Pumpkin Pie Cookie Bars
cookie crust ingredients:
-1 cup flour
-¼ teaspoon baking powder
-¼ teaspoon baking soda
-⅛ teaspoon salt
-¼ cup applesauce
-¼ cup shortening
-¼ cup brown sugar
-¼ cup white sugar
-¼ teaspoon vanilla
-¼ cup large chocolate bar, melted

filling ingredients:

-1 (15oz) can pumpkin
-1 (8oz) package cream cheese
-1 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon cloves
-pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep a 9×13-inch baking pan with buttered parchment.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the applesauce, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla, until combined.

Add the dry ingredients until just combined, then stir in the melted chocolate.

Press the dough into the prepped baking pan and bake for 14 minutes. Let cool slightly.

In the bowl of an electric mixer stir together the pumpkin, cream cheese and sugar.

Add the eggs vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Pour the mixture on top of the prepared crusts.

Bake for 30 minutes until set.

Let cool completely, then cut into bars to serve.

Enjoy the holiday with a little ‘Walking Dead’ dessert.

source: Nerdist
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