Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

Maybe it's a little early for the Christmas plate, but I love it! Not only that, but I've NEVER used it! My mom bought it for me two Christmases ago, and I totally forgot I had it. I hope I have MANY chances to use it this season.

Moving on to the issue at hand....

We are having a sort of last minute Thanksgiving with my in-laws tomorrow, and I offered to bring dessert. I thought something casually pumpkin would be fun and appropriate, and when I stumbled across this recipe on one of my favorite baking blogs, I thought I'd give it a shot.

Recipe (from

2 c all-purpose flour (could use white whole wheat here)
1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp coarse salt
1 c unsalted butter, room temp
1 & 1/4 c sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 c pumpkin puree
12 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom and side of 13x9" pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides.

Whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.

Cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high until smooth. Beat in the egg & vanilla. Beat in the pumpkin puree (it will look not worry).

Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using an offset spatula (or the back of a spoon), spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (or with a few crumbs, not batter). Cool completely in the pan.


One thing I will say is that I thought this recipe was pretty darn easy. I can't always get in to baking from scratch because it can just be so darn fussy. This recipe totally wasn't though, which was great!

I'm excited to share them with the family tomorrow. We might try them with vanilla ice cream. Regardless, I think everyone will really love them. Hopefully everyone likes pumpkin!

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  1. These look really good! I hope they went over well with your relatives :)

  2. Looks tasty! I think I'll have to try them :-)

  3. YUM! I'm a working mom, too, by the way.

    These look delicious. And I love the Christmas plate. (I heart polka dots...yes that makes me sound like I'm 40 going on 4.) ;)

  4. These sound delicously different - pumpkin but not pie. Love it!

  5. What a YUMMY!!! recipe. Pumpkin and chocolate sound GREAT!!! together.

  6. Oh yummy! I wish I had one of these right now! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Munchies at the Krazy Kitchen! :-)

  7. That plate is BEYOND darling! I think anytime you talk Christmas.. Christmas plates are perfectly acceptable.

    Bridget's blog is one of my favs too and I drooled all over myself when I saw that recipe for the first time!

    Your pic looks wonderful!!! HAppy eating~

  8. Looks like a keeper! Can't wait to try them.

  9. Pumpkin blondies sound delicious and with chocolate chips, they're even better. I've tried pumpkin blondie recipes as well and loved them.

  10. Your Pumpkin Blondies look amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe and you have a great week!

  11. These really sound fantastic. I love treats made with pumpkin.



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