Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Cookie Bars

These pumpkin bars with a tender shortbread crust, look like the layers of candy corn.

20 min. prep time
16 bars
232 Ratings



3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin*
1/4 cup sugar
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks


Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending over edges. Set aside.

Combine all crust ingredients except butter in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Combine all filling ingredients except egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Spread mixture over hot, partially baked crust.

Combine all streusel ingredients except butter in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture over filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until topping is set.


*Substitute canned pumpkin.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 230

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #15809©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Loved this recipe. Easy to make. Followed the recipe. Just had to bake a little longer for the filling to get done.....Delicious!
Didn't even finish the recipe. The crust burnt after 9 minutes and was cracked all over. I think you need more butter for 3/4 c of flour.
Test Kitchen Comment


We have tested this recipe a number of times and the crust has not burned. If the amount of butter is increased it will likely ooze out of the crust and be too wet.
Posted November 25, 2013
Easy to make & yummy to eat. These bars were a big hit at a Halloween party!

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