Hello friends! I hope that you had a great great GREAT Thanksgiving whether it was with friends, Family, or co-workers! I wish that mine would have been a little longer, but that is what I get for working at a place that has a great black friday sale and they want us to be there at 5 in the morning and stay until 5 in the evening. Whew. What a day that was! Who knew Menard's in Manhattan would be that packed?! I surely didn't! Well, before that, I was at home for Wednesday and Thursday. I didn't get much of a break because I also had class until Tuesday, but I still got SOME time at home, so that was fun. =) Well, On Black Friday, we had a dessert day, which is basically a dessert potluck. SO, I found a recipe online for Maple Frosted Pumpkin Blondies and I just HAD to try to make them! They were actually delicious! Well, I love anything and pretty much everything that has pumpkin in it, so how could I not like these!? So, here are the steps to making them! I would HIGHLY recommend making these. =)
(Sorry this is a long post!)
Preheat to 350
Ingredients you'll need!
Having fun dishes will help! =)
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside!
Add the eggs, one at a time...
Spread the batter evenly on the pan
So excited. =)
Put it in the oven for 22 minutesish.
While that cools, make the frosting!
Ingredients for the frosting:
Beat together the ceam cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until it is smooth
-Preheat oven to 350* F
-Preheat oven to 350* F
- Grease a 15x10x1" jelly-roll pan.
-Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
-In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth; scrape sides of bowl.
-Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition.
- Add the pumpkin; blend well.
-Reduce mixer speed to low; gradually add the flour mixture until well blended
-Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
-Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick tests out clean.
While it is cooling, work on the Frosting!
-Beat together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium low speed until smooth.
-Add enough maple extract for desired flavor and spreading consistency; frost cooled bars.
Good luck making them! =)