Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust, a zippy twist on pumpkin cheesecake in an easy to make cookie bars.
Desserts

The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars #FilltheCookieJar

No boring graham cracker crust for these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.  We use gingersnaps instead for full flavor in every bite.

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust, a zippy twist on pumpkin cheesecake in an easy to make cookie bars. #pumpkin #cheesecake #recipes


The Fill the Cookie Jar theme this month is “pumpkin” or other Fall flavors. Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what everyone else made. If you are a blogger that would like to join our monthly cookie baking party, just leave me a comment below, we’d live to have you join us.

The hardest part about these bars are letting them set overnight in the fridge. I could have gone no bake but the texture and flavor of “real” cheesecake is just better. At least to me.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Serves16
Prep time10 minutes
Cook time45 minutes
Total time55 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust, a zippy twist on pumpkin cheesecake in an easy to make cookie bars.

Ingredients

  • extra cookies for topping
  • 1 1/2 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 36-40 cookies depending on size)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 packets cream cheese (total of 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8" square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
While crust is baking, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in pumpkin, vanilla and eggs until thoroughly combined. Add flour and spice.
Break several gingersnap cookies into large pieces.
Pour filling over the crust and sprinkle cookie pieces on top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until center looks set. Cool, then refrigerate overnight before slicing and serving.

Check out what the other Fill the Cookie Jar Bloggers made:

Pumpkin Chip Cookies from Palatable Pastime

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ginger Snap Crust by That Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Tastes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Pumpkin Streusel Bars From  Cookaholic Wife

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