Pumpkin Cookie Bars

Hi again!

As I said in my first post of the day, it’s day 4 of my 7 Cookies in 7 Days series.

Here’s a recipe that uses the cookie mix from the previous post. It’s Pumpkin Cookie Bars. They’re a soft, almost cake-like cookie bar that tastes a LOT like pumpkin pie. They’re delicious!

And, they’re super simple to make since you already have the cookie mix and you just have to mix it up and bake!

Until tomorrow…

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

Here are the pumpkin, eggs, and oil, all ready to be mixed together.

Here are the pumpkin, eggs, and oil, all ready to be mixed together.

So fast it looks like a blur. Haha!

So fast it looks like a blur. Haha!

Now, pouring in the cookie mixes and spices.

Now, pouring in the cookie mix and spices.

Next, I take this delicious-smelling dough...

Next, I take this delicious-smelling dough…

...and spread it in the pan.

…and spread it in the pan.

Adding the cream cheese, cinnamon and vanilla to my mixing bowl.

Adding the cream cheese, cinnamon and vanilla to my mixing bowl for the glaze.

Also adding in the half & half.

Also adding in the half & half.

After I cream together everything else, it's time to stir in the powdered sugar...

After I cream together everything else, it’s time to stir in the powdered sugar…

...and spread the glaze on top.

…and spread the glaze on top.

Yummy glazed cookie bars!

Yummy glazed cookie bars!

Pumpkin Cookie Bars

1 Can Pumpkin

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 tsp Vanilla

4 Eggs

3 1/2 Cups Basic Cookie Mix

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Ginger

1 Cup Chopped Nuts, optional

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze (recipe below)

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inch jelly roll pan with non-stick spray.

With an electric mixer, beat together the pumpkin, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

Mix in the cookie mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and nuts (if using). Spread evenly in the jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or til toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Spread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze. Store uneaten cookie bars in the fridge.

For Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze:

3 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened

3 Tbls Half & Half (or milk)

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 Cinnamon

2 Cups Powdered Sugar

In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, half & half, vanilla, and cinnamon til smooth and creamy. Stir in the powdered sugar til it’s a good spreading consistency. Spread over cookie bars.

**RECIPES AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2015

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