Pumpkin Pie Blondies

Prepare for cookie exchange invitations to flood your mailbox as these bars will make you the belle of the holiday ball. Adopt this easy dessert recipe as your signature cookie, or gift it with a bakery-fresh pumpkin pie. We like to serve each hunk of blondie over a shot glass of cold milk for an extra fun presentation.

Yield: 12 , Prep time: 10 minutes , Cook time: 30-45 minutes



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the melted butter and sugar. Next, whisk in the egg and vanillla. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt; stir together. Now, stir in the pecan pieces.
Spoon 2/3 of the batter into a greased and floured 8x8 baking pan. Dice up the frozen pumpkin pie -- crust and all -- and sprinkle over the batter. Spoon the rest of the batter on top the pie.
Place in the oven and let cook 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean**. Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing.

Tips + Tricks

**It has taken us, at times, up to 45 minutes to bake these. Make sure to do the toothpick test to make sure they are cooked completely.
**A frozen pie is easier to cube and sprinkle into the batter.