Welcome To Day 26 Of Baking With Pumpkin!
Yesterday we had 2 huge earthquakes in a row, it was a bit after 2am. It woke me up, worried me a little but apparently not enough to get up because I fell right back asleep.
Today has been a very productive day, I would almost say overly productive! Is there such a thing as being overly productive?
Today I spent the whole day at home and baking! It was a very chilly fall day, another perfect baking day and I sure took advantage of it.
Not only did the humans in the house get baked goodies but so did the furbabies! Everyone in the house was happy today.
For years, my mother has been making a version of these “squares”. In fact they are called “Congo Squares” and I will have to make them soon and post the recipe for all of you.
To me, the pumpkin makes this version more soft and a little more cookie-like. The color makes them so pretty too and of course chocolate chips taste wonderful in these. Very tasty snack and can be made in a 8×8 or 9×13 pan. Of course they will be much taller baked in a 8×8, just the way my husband likes them.
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin-Pie Spice
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¾ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
- 1¼ Cups Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Package (12 ounces) or 1½ Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin puree. Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in pan..
- Lift cake from pan (using foil as an aid). Peel off foil, and use a serrated knife to cut into 24 squares.