Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies — Soft pumpkin bars, cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodles, and buttery blondies rolled into one! Super good!!

stack of four Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies on a white plate

Easy Blondie Recipe

This is the dessert trifecta jackpot. Three favorites in one. Soft pumpkin bars, cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodles, and buttery blondies rolled into one easy recipe.

Lately I’ve been going nuts with pumpkin recipes, snickerdoodle recipes, and I’ve got 25+ blondies recipes and counting. It was high time to marry my favorites.

The bars are super soft, moist, and full of robust pumpkin flavor. The cinnamon-sugar topping lends an awesome texture contrast to the density the pumpkin creates.

And make no mistake, they’re dense like blondies should be, rather than cakey or light. They’re for those of us who relish a thick, fudgy texture. I could see where some people would want to add baking powder or soda for some lift, but I prefer them without.

I modeled them after my Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars. It’s an easy, no-mixer, one-bowl recipe that takes just minutes to whisk together. Melted butter, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, plenty of pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon-sugar are the key ingredients.

They’re such a perfect bar for me. Simple to make, packed with flavor, and the tooth-sinkingly dense texture is amazingly satisfying.

stack of four Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies on a white plate

What’s in Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies? 

To make this pumpkin snickerdoodle blondies recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Light brown sugar
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon 

stack of three Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies on a white plate

How to Make Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies

Whisk together the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in the flour. 

Turn the mixture into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar. 

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.

stack of four Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies on a white plate. the top blondie has a bite missing

Can I Double This Recipe? 

Yes! You can double the recipe and bake the snickerdoodle pumpkin blondies in a 9×13-inch baking dish. 

Can I Freeze These Blondies? 

Yes, these snickerdoodle blondies freeze well. To thaw, place on your counter for a few hours. You may need to sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on top before serving. 

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Blondies — Soft pumpkin bars, cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodles, and buttery blondies rolled into one! Super good!!

Tips for Making These Blondies 

Make sure to use pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling (which has been sweetened and spiced). 

The recipe only makes an 8-inch pan and if you have pumpkin fiends in your house, the bars will probably be gone in a day. 

However, if you can resist, they taste better on the second day after the flavors have married. As a bonus, the bars get softer and moister on the second and third day, but I doubt they’ll last that long.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Blondies
Yield: 12

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Blondies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Additional Time 28 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Soft pumpkin bars, cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodles, and buttery blondies rolled into one! Perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday gifting!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
  5. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula; set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and stir.
  7. Using a small spoon, evenly sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over the prepared pan. Looks like a lot but it sinks down and soaks in while baking.
  8. Bake for about 25 to 27 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. The moisture content in pumpkin varies, as do climates and ovens; bake until yours are done.
  9. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. I find the bars taste better on the second and third day after the flavors have married.

Notes

Storange: Bars continue to get softer and moister for about 3 days after baking, noting the cinnamon-sugar coating will melt (liquify) as time passes rather than stay granular due to the moisture from the bars. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Adapted from Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

More Snickerdoodle Recipes:

If you haven’t already ordered it, Cooking With Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie is my second cookbook and the official release date was on Monday, October 6. There’s over 50 pumpkin recipes including sweets, savory, drinks, and a photo for nearly every recipe. I’d be super grateful if you headed over to Amazon.

Cooking With Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie by Averie Sunshine

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