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

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 thats 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.