Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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I thought I would whip up these cheesecake bars before pumpkin season dwindles away and leaves us in the land of peppermint and eggnog. I love that they use a sweet pastry dough for the crust instead of graham crackers or pie dough, it makes a really delicious sort of cookie bottom. The bars are fairly easy to make, though it does take a lot of time since bits and pieces need to chill along the way. They slice really easily so they’d be a great party dessert.  Since I don’t like cheesecake, I usually look to my husband to let me know if they turned out well, and he went nuts over these bars. I’m not sure if he’ll let me take them to work tomorrow.

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Pumpkin Harvest Dunking Cookies

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Pumpkin Harvest Dunking Cookies – Simple, easy and delicious. These are a basic drop cookie, loaded with oats, dried fruit and spices. I used cinnamon and white chocolate chips, and added cinnamon to the glaze on top. I didn’t have enough pumpkin to make a full cup, so I added a banana to make up the difference. I think you could easily modify these cookies, using banana or apple sauce if that’s what you have on hand instead of pumpkin. IMG_2911 IMG_2924 1

I would make these again, they are so easy! And a perfect treat if you are craving fall spices. I don’t think they would hold up very well to dunking, as they are very soft and moist. IMG_2912
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