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Pumpkin White Chocolate Blondies

Can you believe that November is almost over?!?! I feel like Halloween was just a few days ago and I’ve only had time to bake a few different pumpkin treats! I’m not usually a big fan of blondies (I mean..what’s the point if there’s no chocolate?!), but I needed a quick and easy pumpkin recipe a few days ago and these Pumpkin White Chocolate Blondies from Brown Eyed Baker were the perfect treat!

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I think I might have to change my mind about blondies because these were AH.MAZING. The pictures definitely don’t do them justice. They’re super moist and pack a lot of pumpkin flavor with a great balance from the butterscotch and white chocolate chips.  Plus they’re perfect if you need a quick treat to bring to a potluck or over to a friends house: just mix everything in the stand mixer, bake, and cut!

Are you a blondie or a brownie fan?

Pumpkin White Chocolate Blondies

2½ cups all-purpose flour
2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper to make removal easier.

In a medium bowl, whish together the dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla and whisk until the egg is completely incorporated, followed by the pumpkin puree.

Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin and fold together until combined. Fold in the butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 35 – 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Can you believe October is halfway over?! The “pumpkin window” is way too small, I don’t have nearly enough time to make all the pumpkin flavored things! I have two priorities this time of year, that I HAVE to make:
1. Pumpkin Bread (of course!!) and
2. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

We had a potluck at work and I knew that whoopie pies would be the perfect thing to bring. They’re like a cupcakes, but way easier to take somewhere and maybe even a liiittle bit better! I like to make them on the smaller side, that way you don’t have to feel guilty if you reach for a second! I like to stick them in cupcake wrappers before putting them in containers so they don’t get messy and are easier to serve.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from lifeloveandcupcakes.com

What’s your favorite pumpkin treat you have to make every year?

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Whoopie Pies:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 cups chilled pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Filling:
3 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 ounces (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, beat the sugars and oil together. Add the pumpkin followed by the eggs and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and whisk until completely combined.
Use a small cookie scoop to drop the dough 1 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and cookies are firm when touched.
Remove from oven and let cool completely before filling.
To make the filling: beat the butter on medium speed until smooth with no visible lumps. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth and combined. Add the powder sugar a little at a time, then add the vanilla and beat until smooth.

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

I always have a bit of an internal conflict around this time of year…what fabulous pumpkin treat do I make first?!?! It’s still too hot for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, so of course Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream seemed the most obvious choice. Plus, it’s definitely no secret that ice cream is my favorite sweet treat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream from lifeloveandcupcakes.com

I usually make custard based ice cream, so this cream cheese base was refreshingly quick and easy and you can have the ice cream within hours!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

8 oz cream cheese
4 oz pumpkin puree
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup sour cream
½ cup half and half
⅔ cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Blend together all of the ingredients until smooth. Chill mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in you ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Recipe adapted from The Perfect Scoop.

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