Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars – CSI

I’m entering these bars in the CSI Project “Fall Food” Challenge – thanks CSI for an amazing challenge theme!! Click here to visit CSI Project post on the challenge and see all of the other delicious entries!

These bars were a big hit last fall! I was finally able to find some pumpkin last week and can’t wait to whip up another batch of these! A copy of the original posts follows:

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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:

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