Pumpkin Cookie Bars
Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Cookie Bars

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

16
bars
20 min
PREP TIME
55 min
TOTAL TIME

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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Nutrition

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

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  November 19, 2016

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

— says Stephanie
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  November 22, 2014

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

— says Verdene
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