Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

UPDATE 9/15/11: I’m entering this posting into the CSI Project “ORANGE” Challenge! (By the way, CSI is an acronym for “Create Something Inspirational”) These bars were a big hit last fall! With the very cool temps that have swept through our area this week it sure feels like fall around here. I just put pumpkin on my grocery list earlier today, thinking about whipping up some of these bars for the weekend. Thanks CSI for another great challenge!

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I do not like pumpkin enough to crave it during the spring or summer, but I think it is the perfect fall and winter flavor – which is why it’s a great choice for this round of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies. Can you believe another week has flown by and it is down to 9 weeks until Christmas!? Click here to see the other cookies I have selected in previous rounds.

Pumpkin is also a good choice because yesterday I just announced my latest giveaway… a Pampered Chef Limited Edition Holiday Pumpkin Dish. Click here to go to that post and enter to win!

I came across these while browsing for pumpkin recipes one day a few weeks ago. I always like to find different versions of a recipe and then make my own BUT, I found this on about fifteen sites and ALL were the exact same version, and ALL seemed to point back to Dozen Flours Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars. If you read the post on that site you will see that is where the recipe originated. If you have been reading my blog you will know that I almost always develop mine own recipes. However, after seeing this one replicated exactly on so many sites, I figured I better not change much. I subbed a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger for the pumpkin pie spice and doubled the white chocolate.

First make the Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough:

Then make the Pumpkin Pie Layer:

Finish with a Spiced White Chocolate Frosting:

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars (adapted from Dozen Flours):

Snickerdoodle Layer

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Pumpkin Pie Layer

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves, ground
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Canned Pumpkin


  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon


  • 2 oz White Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves, ground

Snickerdoodle Layer
Sift dry ingredients and set aside. In separate bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in dry ingredients until well blended. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Spread cookie dough batter evenly in prepared pan

Pumpkin Layer
Mix all ingredients until well combined. This layer will be pourable and not as thick as the cookie dough. Pour over the cookie dough layer and smooth out the top.

Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly on top of the pumpkin batter.

Bake in preheated 350 degree (F) oven for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Let the bars cool completely.

When bars have cooled completely place the chopped white chocolate into a zip-lock bag. Microwave on low power until the chocolate is melted. When it is melted open the bag and add the spices. Seal bag and knead to mix the spiced into the white chocolate. Snip a corner off the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bars and let it harden.

Life the bars out of the pan using the parchment paper and place on a cutter board to cut into bars.

As I mentioned in previous 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies posts, WordPress does now allow me to add the code to show a link tool. So click the images below to go to another site that does show links to all of the posts by the other bloggers participating in these groups!

And a special one this week, Sweet Pea at the Newlyweds Blog has a Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up:

See more great Thanksgiving recipes below! If you have a recipe that’s a favorite at Thanksgiving, please add it. (Please type in the name of the recipe, not YOUR name 🙂 in the box below)

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22 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars”
  1. Oh yum!These are two of DH’s favorite fall snacks. Thanks so much for posting!

  2. Sarah Vogt says:

    Krista! I made these this past weekend and they are Amazing! everyone loves them. Thanks so much for the great recipes.

  3. Patricia says:

    These are FANTASTIC! But does anyone know if they will freeze at all well?

  4. Astrid says:

    Great combo idea and mouth-watering photos! Thanks

  5. Julie says:

    I love snickerdoodles. I love the idea of the seasonal addition of pumpkin. I will be giving these a try.

  6. Alessandra says:

    Hi! Fantastic recipe!!!

  7. Linda Lewis says:

    A blend of pumpkin pie and snickerdoodles….how can it get any better!

  8. Sue says:

    Okay I have to try this! So many great flavors in one bar! A winner for sure!

  9. These look amazing! What a fantastic combination of flavors!!!

  10. Lisa says:

    I’ve had my eye on this recipe too. This sounds like the new replacement to the old pumpkin pie stand-by at Thanksgiving. People would devour this.

  11. Katrina says:

    Mmm! Gotta break out more pumpkin!

  12. Tracy says:

    These look great, I will have to try them!

  13. Megan says:

    Aren’t these the best? I LOVED them!!! I need to make more.

  14. Holly says:

    We have got to get to the bottom of this WordPress & links thing. There has to be a way! I will keep thinking for you and may have a chance to research it today… I use WordPress.org and I can add links, but it might be different because of my template?

    • meettheswans says:

      I would like to move to wordpress.org… but haven’t taken on that project yet! If you figure something out, please do let me know!! I think you probably could do this with .org, but I’ve never found a way with the .com version!

  15. April says:

    They look delish!

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