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pumpkin blondies

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Roda Laser
Elwood, IN

Since it is fall and Thanksgiving is around the corner it seemed to me that something pumpkin was needed in the blondie/cookie department. The maple with the pumpkin and spices just says fall! :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We could eat these pumpkin blondies all through fall. They'd be a delicious end to Thanksgiving dinner too. They have a buttery flavor to them. We almost taste a hint of butterscotch from the brown sugar and butter. These are light and fluffy but also slightly chewy. A maple-flavored cream cheese frosting is spread on top making these taste like fall.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin blondies

  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 2 lg
  • 1 c
    pumpkin, canned or cooked
  • 2 pkg
    softened cream cheese (3 oz each)
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    maple flavoring
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make pumpkin blondies

  • Flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease 15x10x1 jelly roll pan; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Combining brown sugar, butter, and vanilla.
    Combine brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, and vanilla with a mixer, at medium speed, until creamy.
  • Adding eggs one at a time.
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after adding each one.
  • Pumpkin mixed into butter.
    Add pumpkin; mix well.
  • Slowly adding the flour mixture.
    Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture.
  • Flour completely incorporated into batter.
    Beat until well mixed.
  • Batter poured into a jelly roll pan.
    Spread into prepared pan.
  • Baked pumpkin blondies cooling.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.
    Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, 2 Tbsp butter, and powdered sugar in a small mixer bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Adding maple flavoring.
    Add enough maple flavoring to obtain desired spreading consistency.
  • Frosting spread over Pumpkin Blondies.
    Spread over cooled blondies. Cut into bars. Yummy!!