Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

The texture from this picture makes my mouth salivate for more!

My family is getting tired of me being home already. Why, you ask? Because I bake. Every. Single. Day. My parents have a beautiful kitchen so OF COURSE I am going to take advantage of it! They have to quit their diets every time I come home.

I’m keeping this post short and simple so I can spend more time with my family and MAYBE get some work done on my pesky paper!

This recipe is PERFECT for  your Thanksgiving evening. You can taste (and smell) the wonderful flavors of autumn (the pumpkin and spices), but you can still recognize the familiar and comforting snickerdoodle. It is an extremely easy recipe to make (only ONE bowl to clean!!) and will have all of your guests asking for seconds!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars


  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in salt, egg, nutmeg, pumpkin and vanilla extract until well combined. Add in flour and stir until no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
  3. Pour dough – it will be thick – into prepared baking dish and smooth it into an even layer.
    Stir together remaining 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Sprinkle dough evenly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, until bars are set and the edges are just very lightly browned. Cool in the pan before slicing.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. timelesslady
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 13:21:32

    These look delicious. I have a pumpkin cookie recipe I love, and I never feel too guilty indulging in extras because of the vitamin content. It will be great to have a second one. Thanks! Kathy


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