Best Ever Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin & Cookie Butter Bars Recipe

Best Ever Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin & Cookie Butter Bars Recipe – Pumpkin, Cookie Butter, and warm Spices. With a yummy Cream Cheese Drizzle. Fall in your mouth – right here.

The flavors are simply insane. The pumpkin puree, the cookie butter (which tastes like a mix between caramel and gingerbread – swoon), coupled with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. I know this lovely season is only beginning today, but I have a feeling this might be my standout recipe of fall 2015.

The cream cheese drizzle made out of 3 simple ingredients, namely cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk is just as dreamy. Finished with cookie crumbs.

Best Ever Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin & Cookie Butter Bars Recipe

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 squares


For the Bars:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Cream Cheese Drizzle:

  • 1/4 cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • speculoos cookies, broken into crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-x-8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Add butter, brown sugar as well as granulated sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and mix until combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Next, add cookie butter and pumpkin puree and continue mixing until combined. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices and mix until incorporated. Add flour and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Place dough into the prepared baking pan. Put in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, mix together cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar. Add milk until smooth. Spoon frosting into a ziptop bag and cut off one corner. Cut pan of bars into squares and pipe desired design on top. Sprinkle with speculoos cookie crumbs and enjoy!


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