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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bar Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction @akitchenaddict

It’s Friday! I’ve been a day ahead in my thinking all week, so it was pretty disappointing to wake up Thursday morning and realize that it was not Friday.

But it’s Friday now, and I’m ready for the weekend! A weekend of relaxing (hopefully!) and eating a couple of these pumpkin snickerdoodle cheesecake bars (definitely!)!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars from A Kitchen Addiction

Pumpkin cheesecake sandwiched between buttery, cookie layers. And those cookie layers taste like snickerdoodles. What’s not to like?! These cheesecake bars are really quite simple despite the length of ingredients.

All you have to do is mix up some snickerdoodle cookie dough, press half of it in the pan and save half for later. Mix up all of the cheesecake ingredients at one time and pour it over the top. Drop the remaining cookie dough over the top. It’s that easy.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Since I can’t have too much cinnamon, I also sprinkled a bit of cinnamon sugar over the top right before baking to add more flavor and a bit of a crunchy top to make it reminiscent of the crackly snickerdoodle top.

So go celebrate the fact that Friday is finally here with a batch of pumpkin snickerdoodle cheesecake bars!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars from A Kitchen Addiction

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 16 cheesecake bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Pumpkin cheesecake is sandwiched between two layers of buttery snickerdoodle cookie in these Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars!


For the Cookie Layers

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Dough will appear dry but should hold together when pressed. Set aside.
  4. Prepare cheesecake layer by beating together cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, egg, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger until creamy.
  5. Press half of cookie dough mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour cheesecake mixture over the top. Drop remaining cookie dough over the top. Stir together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges turn light brown and center is set.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving to allow cheesecake to set and flavors to blend.


This recipe can be easily doubled for a 9x13 inch pan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Cookie Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Monday 28th of September 2015

Wish I could grab some right now :-) Looks so perfect and deliicous

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

This is a delicious way to celebrate a Friday!


Monday 21st of September 2015

These are the ultimate cheesecake bars! Love the pumpkin and snickerdoodle combo! Such an awesome and creative mash-up! They're perfect for fall!

GiGi Eats

Saturday 19th of September 2015

Pumpkin, Snickerdoodle AND cheesecake?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? ha ha ha ha ha!


Saturday 19th of September 2015

These sound fabulous! I love you cloth in the photo!

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