Pumpkin Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe
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3 Reviews
These pumpkin bars with a tender shortbread crust, look like the layers of candy corn.
20 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time
16 bars

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

1 cup
mashed cooked pumpkin*
1/4 cup
sugar
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg

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
 
*Substitute canned pumpkin.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending over edges. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons sugar 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
230
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
26g
Protein
3g
Fat
13g
Sodium
105mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I made the crust as is. I used a mix of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves instead of the pumpkin pie spice. Smelled wonderful and tastes great! Glad I tried it after cooking a pumpkin from my garden

Rating

Loved this recipe. Easy to make. Followed the recipe. Just had to bake a little longer for the filling to get done.....Delicious!

Rating

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.

Rating

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
From: Cindy
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

Rating

Easy to make & yummy to eat. These bars were a big hit at a Halloween party!

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