Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars with a delicious fall twist!  These Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are fantastic for fall bake sales, break room treats or anytime you’re looking for something sweet to go with your PSL.  This Pumpkin Bars recipe will quickly become a new fall favorite with all your friends and family!

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Pumpkin sugar cookie bars topped with cream cheese frosting, cut into squares and accented with pumpkins.

The BEST Pumpkin Bars Recipe!

Do you love sugar cookie bars, but not the tedious process of rolling out dough, and cutting multiple batches of cookies? This pumpkin bars recipe has all the amazing flavors of sugar cookies, but made in one pan, in one simple batch! These are absolutely perfect for fall – amazing with all of the cinnamon and pumpkin flavors!

Once September rolls around, I simply cannot get enough pumpkin spice treats!  Today was the first cool day of the season, and it was the perfect time to bake up a batch of pumpkin bars.  Last week I made some glorious White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and now I have these fantastic sugar cookie treats to go with the class fall drink.

Sugar Cookie Bars with a delicious fall twist!  Cinnamon cream cheese frosting tops these wonderfully chewy, delicious pumpkin bar recipe.

Some of my other Sugar Cookie Bar recipes:

Much like my  Funfetti Sugar Cookie bars and Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars, it’s the perfect way to enjoy all the amazing flavors of sugar cookies without the tedious, time-consuming task of rolling out dough and cutting for multiple batches of cookies. These bars are made in one pan, and one batch. Simple AND delicious.

If you’re looking for a delicious sugar cookie recipe, my friend Allie at Baking a Moment has a wonderful recipe for Soft Chewy Sugar Cookies

These treats are made even more amazing when pumpkin’d.  Let’s face it, I think just about all treats are made even better when they’re pumpkin-ified!!

Sugar Cookie Bars with a delicious fall twist!  Cinnamon cream cheese frosting tops these wonderfully chewy, delicious pumpkin bar recipe.

The ultimate pumpkin bars recipe!

To go with the chewy, delicious pumpkin sugar cookie bars, I topped these treats with a thick, delicious layer of cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Cream cheese frosting and pumpkin go perfectly together.  I really love the addition of cinnamon to the frosting, as it brings these dessert together well.

Have you made cream cheese frosting before? It’s actually really simple. I’ve broken down the steps, and created a simple tutorial for making the perfect cream cheese frosting every time. Check out my post for How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting here.

For many desserts, an amazing cream cheese frosting recipe is literally the icing on the cake! Learn how to make cream cheese frosting with these simple steps and tips for getting that perfect creamy, delicious consistency every time.

When should I serve these pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting?

These bars are perfect for a fall festival bake sale, school event, work meeting, or any occasion where you could use a delicious autumn treat.  I’m planning to make a double-batch of these awesome pumpkin cookie bars for my son’s school Fall Festival. Pumpkin treats are ALWAYS a hit at any bake sale!

Square of pumpkin sugar cookie bars, topped with cream cheese frosting on cutting board.

 

Here’s a quick-reference grocery list of the ingredients you need to make these amazing pumpkin cookie bars:

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin Puree (canned is what I use)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cinnamon

Be sure you reference the recipe card below for exact ingredient amounts, directions and baking time.

If you loved this pumpkin bars recipe, check out some of my other popular pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecan Crumble

Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fall Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

 

Here’s the delicious recipe for my Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting:

Nutrition

Calories

556 cal

Fat

17 g

Carbs

99 g

Protein

5 g
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Serves 12 bars

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars with a delicious fall twist! Cinnamon cream cheese frosting tops these wonderfully chewy, delicious pumpkin spice treats! Pairs perfectly with the fall favorite pumpkin spice latte!

30 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 3 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg, cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13" cake pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the cookie dough: With a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add the eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients (about 1 cup at a time) to the wet ingredients, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Dough will be thick, like a brownie batter.
  4. Using a rubber scraper, press the dough evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 19-21 minutes until just golden brown. Do your best not to overcook, as the bars will become hard and overly dry if baked too long. (20 minutes seems to be the ideal time.) Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the Frosting: With a hand or stand mixer, cream the room temperature butter an cream cheese along with the vanilla. Gradually begin adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add in the cinnamon as well. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars.
  6. For easy cutting, refrigerate the bars until just before cutting and serving.

Notes

The recipe makes 12 large bars. Feel free to cut these large bars in half to make 24 very satisfying servings.
Refrigerate any leftovers to let the frosting set. Will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

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You’ll discover that these pumpkin sugar cookie bars are the perfect fall treat!  I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I have!  ~Erin

Pumpkin sugar cookie bars with cream cheese frosting, cut into squares and stacked. Accented with orange pumpkins.

 

 

Comments

  1. I could really sink my teeth into these cookie bars. Everything is better with pumpkin!
  2. Pumpkin cookie bars are a must this time of year! Love the cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
  3. Erin, I am so with you on pumpkin! I could eat pumpkin treats year round and these guys look fabulous :)
  4. These look really delicious! Thank you for sharing!
  5. These look absolutely delicious! I can't get enough pumpkin this time of year either! :) Stopping in from Best of the Blogosphere.
  6. These look delicious! I just love pumpkin everything so this is perfect.
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  10. These look rich and divine- Happy Fall, indeed! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope to see you again this weekend. :) Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
  11. I am drooling, no joke! I want one right now!!! :) Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
  12. Looks great! I pinned it :)
  13. I pinned this yumminess. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo
  14. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
  15. This looks so good. I am going out to buy the ingredients tomorrow!
  16. These look so good! I'm featuring them at this week's link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/09/8-pumpkin-recipes-for-fall-and-little.html
  17. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles this week and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, on Twitter and Yummly. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
  18. These pumpkin bars look delicious!!Would love for you to share on Friday Features this week! Have a great weekend Karren
  19. Looks really good!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!
  20. These pumpkin bars look amazing! What a perfect fall treat. Thank you for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.
  21. Thank you for sharing this yummy bars on #OMHGWW they are begging to be made. Pinned!! Have a great week!
  22. These look so tasty! I am so ready for pumpkin recipes. Fall is the best. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!
  23. These look like the perfect fall treat! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!
  24. Yum, that looks delicious! Pumpkin, my favorite time of year! ha/ha Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
  25. Lois Henry says
    I have a pan in the oven as I'm typing this!! My house is smelling pretty amazing as there baking!!!
  26. This is just gorgeous! Can't wait to try!
  27. Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing
  28. This square-shaped bar has stolen my eyes. I guess that it will steal my tongue in the snack time as well. Wonderful images. They look warm and tasteful. Thank you for sharing at Family Fun Friday.
  29. This is fabulous!I can not wait to make some of these. Oh my it makes me hungry!! Please come to our party and share this https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/2016/09/07/the-homesteader-hop19/

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