Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars – this is the recipe that made me like pumpkin pie! SO good! Homemade snickerdoodle cookie dough topped with pumpkin pie filling. Super easy to make and everyone LOVES them! Butter, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, eggs, pureed pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and cinnamon. Can make the bars in advance & refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Great for the holidays! #pumpkin #cookie #cinnamon #bars #dessert

Post updated 10/8/2020

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Pumpkin Pie with a Cookie Crust

These Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle bars are the BEST. If you aren’t a pumpkin fan, this recipe will definitely change your mind. I always say that I don’t like pumpkin, but I think I actually do like it because I really, really enjoyed these bars. They were super easy to make and the flavors went together perfectly. This would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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How to Make Pumpin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars from Scratch

As I said, these bars are very easy to make. Start with making the cookie layer. Mix together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt. Press the cookie dough in the bottom of a 9×13-inch cake pan. Next, make the pumpkin pie layer. Mix together butter and sugar. Add eggs, baking powder, salt, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and pureed pumpkin. Spread the pumpkin pie filling over the cookie dough. Sprinkle the top of the pumpkin with cinnamon and sugar and bake.

  • Make sure to use a can of pureed pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  • This recipe uses a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice.
  • You can make the bars a day or two in advance and store them in an air-tight container. I would suggest not cutting them into bars until you are ready to serve them. They will keep longer this way.
  • Can Pumpkin Pie Bars be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the cooked bars for later. Let the bars cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. Thaw for a few hours before serving.
  • Sometimes I sprinkle the cookie layer with extra cinnamon sugar.
  • You can cut the bars as large or as small as you want. I cut the pan of bars in the photo into 18 bars.
plate of pumpkin pie snickerdoodle cookie bars

Pumpkin Dessert for the Holidays

These bars are dangerously delicious! They are perfect for any upcoming holiday celebrations. I take these to potlucks and tailgates and I never have any leftovers. Everyone gobbles them up – even all the pumpkin pie haters! Give these a try. I promise they will be a hit!

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Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

Yield: 18 bars
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars – this is the recipe that made me like pumpkin pie! SO good! Homemade snickerdoodle cookie dough topped with pumpkin pie filling. Super easy to make and everyone LOVES them! Butter, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, eggs, pureed pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and cinnamon. Can make the bars in advance & refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Great for the holidays! #pumpkin #cookie #cinnamon #bars #dessert

Ingredients:

Snickerdoodle Layer

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Pumpkin Pie Layer

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • cups canned pumpkin puree

Topping

  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan, set aside.
  • To make snickerdoodle layer:In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • To make pumpkin pie filling:Beat together butter and sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour over the first layer.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
  • Let the bars cool completely and cut into squares. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes:

  • Make sure to use a can of pureed pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  • This recipe uses a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice.
  • You can make the bars a day or two in advance and store them in an air-tight container. I would suggest not cutting them into bars until you are ready to serve them. They will keep longer this way.
  • Can Pumpkin Pie Bars be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the cooked bars for later. Let the bars cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. Thaw for a few hours before serving.
  • Sometimes I sprinkle the cookie layer with extra cinnamon sugar.
  • You can cut the bars as large or as small as you want. I cut the pan of bars in the photo into 18 bars.

Steph

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  1. I love Julia's blog! ALl of her snickerdoodle recipes have been great!

    Your bars look really good. I haven't made them yet but really need too!
    ~ingrid

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