Day 3 of the 10 Days of Christmas Cookies and Bars is not something that I would think of as a Christmas cookie, but they are really delicious. The combination of pumpkin bars and snickerdoodle cookies makes for a great Christmas bar.
My husband and I were looking for something sweet to snack on this Sunday afternoon. I had half a can of pumpkin left over from some other recipes I’ve been trying recently so I looked through the massive collection of fall recipes I’ve accumulated lately. The one that caught my eye was for Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars. My husband loves snickerdoodles and I’m a big fan of pumpkin so I thought this would be the perfect compromise.
These bars have a lot of ingredients, but they are very easy to make. They also make a large amount of HUGE bars. There are enough for you and your eleven closest friends with many leftover. This would be a great dessert to make for a party because it serves so many people.
When the bars came out of the oven I was a little afraid to cut them and get them out for fear of them breaking. There was no need to worry as every single bar came out easily and perfectly. I cut the pan of bars into 24 medium sized bars, but you can easily divide them into 32 smaller bars. Drizzle with the white chocolate and they are ready to serve.
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars (adapted from Beantown Baker )
2 ¾ c. all purpose flour
½ t. baking soda
½ t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 ½ c. brown sugar
½ c. butter at room temperature
½ c. applesauce
1 egg white
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking powder
1 egg white
1 ½ c. pumpkin
3 T. sugar
2 t. cinnamon
½ c. white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.