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Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

A chewy, dense sugar cookie bar with the delicious flavor of pumpkin. Topped with cream cheese frosting, it will quickly become a favorite with your family and friends.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Pumpkin Dessert, frosted sugar cookie bars, Pumpkin dessert, sweet bars
Servings: 48
Calories: 189kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sheet pan (18x13x1)
  • Small Mixing Bowl


Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg.
  • Mix in vanilla and pumpkin.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
  • Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Spread batter into a rimmed baking sheet (18 x 1 x 1 inch) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until bars are light golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  • For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese together, then add vanilla, milk and powdered sugar.
  • If you want the frosting to be thicker, add more powdered sugar. If you want it to be thinner, add more milk.
  • Spread frosting on top of cooled bars, cut into bars and serve.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1019IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg