holiday cookie project: pumpkin pie brownies.

The Holiday Cookie Project offers up another bar cookie in honour of Vegan MoFo: Pumpkin Pie Brownies.

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

These are some great tasting brownies, and an excellent choice for any Fall or Winter themed feasting, Holiday or not. Pumpkin makes an appearance in not only the pumpkin pie layer on the top of these luscious treats, but also in the chocolate brownie base. Pumpkin is wonderful in baking, is it not? It adds moisture, fragrance, and a decadent texture – and these brownies benefit on all three counts.

Better yet, these brownies improve exponentially with age. They were fine the first day, twice as good the second day – and the third day, best of all. They become moister and fudgier. The flavours deepen and become more layered. Who knows what the fourth day might have brought if they had lasted that long. I think these might be the perfect make-ahead dessert – and that’s always good news, especially with Holiday baking.

I recommend restraint when you make them, so you can experience them fully ripe. And definitely use your favourite, bestest bittersweet chocolate for these: your dedication will be rewarded.

These were universally well liked. Really, really good.

As with all cookies in the Project, you can find these in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

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9 thoughts on “holiday cookie project: pumpkin pie brownies.

    • Hi Rhonda! Thanks for visiting – these brownies are SO delicious, you should definitely give them a whirl! The recipe gives you the option of using either a 9-inch (round) spring-form pan or a 9-inch square pan – I used the square pan. If you want to bake them in a 9 x 13-inch pan, you could try increasing the recipe by 50% and then the baking time should be similar. If you double the recipe, the baking time would definitely need to increase, though I’m not sure by how much. If you don’t have the square pan, or the alternate 9-inch spring-form pan, you could use a regular 9-inch (round) cake pan, and then your baking time would stay the same. You could even use an 8-inch cake pan in a pinch, with maybe only a slight increase in baking time. Hope that helps :)

  1. Thank you for the prompt response! Your brownies turned out thicker than the ones I saw on another site that included the recipe. Thought maybe you had doubled the recipe and made them in a larger pan. :) I like mine thick…I think I’ll try doubling them for a 9×13! ~~Rhonda

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