Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Spiced Glaze

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If there was a recipe that was perfect for the Fall season, it’s these gooey, sweet, and delicious Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Spiced Glaze. Made with just a handful of kitchen staple ingredients, brown sugar, lots of pumpkin pie spice, and sweet cinnamon chips! Though, the goodness doesn’t stop there. After baking, these gooey blondies are topped with the simplest 3 ingredient pumpkin spice glaze. There is just SO much to love about these pumpkin spice blondies! The best part? They require almost no effort to make, no specialty equipment, and are ready to eat in less than an hour. Every bite is sweet, gooey, heavy on the pumpkin spice, with bits of cinnamon-y goodness, and truly just so good.

pumpkin spice blondies with icing on top on parchment paper with white pumpkin behind.

About The Recipe

It’s officially our first blondie recipe and I am so excited!!

My mom and I have been wanting to make blondies for almost a year now. We tried last year, but every batch we made just didn’t come out right. So, we pushed back the idea to try again later. And with the holiday’s right around the corner, we couldn’t think of a better time to try again!

Actually, it was our Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars that gave us the confidence and the inspiration to try again!

Our original blondie recipe had quite a few components to it, as it was geared more for Christmas time, so with Fall here, we wanted to scale back and enjoy the simplicity of Fall flavors.

I mean, how much more Fall does it get than Pumpkin Spice?!

Of course, we couldn’t just leave it at that. When we were at the store picking up things for the blog, my mom and I found cinnamon chips.

two blondies stacked on parchment paper with more blondies around, a small white pumpkin, and stack of white plates behind.

It seemed like the perfection addition to our blondies.

So, we tossed a handful into our test bake and…they worked! These blondies are chewy, almost gooey, full of delicious pumpkin pie spice flavor, and rich. Every bite just leaves you wanting more!

Then, the super simple glaze on top adds just that little bit of extra goodness.

What are Blondies?

Blondies are a form of cookie bar, similar to a brownie. Traditionally made without flavorings and with the addition of nuts or white chocolate chips. Our version is heavily spiced with pumpkin pie spice and uses cinnamon chips rather than white chocolate chips.

close up of two blondies propped against eachother on parchment paper with more blondies, cinnamon sticks, and icing drops around.

What’s The Difference Between a Blondie and Brownie?

Blondies are often referred to as “blonde brownies”, as they look very similar, and have similar ingredients, but in our testing, we found that brownies and blondies really not that similar. In actuality, it’s almost more like a chocolate chip cookie!

Blondies are made with flour, eggs, melted butter, and lots of brown sugar! Our version does have the addition of pumpkin pie spice, rather than focusing on a strong vanilla flavor, like a traditional blondie.

Brownies are made with cocoa powder (and sometimes melted chocolate!), melted butter, eggs, and granulated sugar. Though, to achieve the gorgeous crinkle-top crust for brownies, you need to beat the eggs and sugar.

With blondies, you shouldn’t beat any of the ingredients, as in our testing, we found that beating the blondies caused them to be greasy and not bake properly.

Reasons You Will love These Pumpkin Spice Blondies

  • Super simple to make!!
  • Does not require any specialty equipment or mixers.
  • Made in one bowl.
  • Perfect for the Fall!
  • Doesn’t have any pumpkin in the recipe so, it’s a serious crowd pleaser.
  • Has lots and lots of cinnamon chips.
  • Extra sweet, chewy, and SO. GOOD.
three stacked blondies with more blondie bars around on parchment paper, stack of plates, two empty glasses, and a white pumpkin behind.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Blondies:

brown sugar, cinnamon chips, melted butter, eggs, salt, baking powder, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla on marble surface.

For The Glaze:

powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and milk on marble surface.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Blondies

Step 1: Make the batter

In a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix butter and sugar.

Mix in eggs and vanilla.

Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until blended.

Stir in cinnamon chips.

Step 2: Bake

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until done.

Step 3: Make glaze

Whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and milk until smooth.

Step 4: Serve

Pour glaze over cooled blondies. Slice and serve!

How To Tell When Blondies Are Perfectly Baked

We found that with this recipe in particular, using a cake tester or tooth pick is the best way to tell when they’re perfectly baked. After inserting the cake tester, it should still be a little damp with maybe one or two crumbs on it.

This means that the blondies are still moist and just baked!

How To Store

Once these blondies have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container or zip top bag at room temperature for about 1 day (they are very moist!). You can refrigerate them for about 3-5 days. Though, in our opinion, the best way to store these blondies is in the freezer! Place the blondies in a freezer safe zip top bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Chocolate Chip Pecan Caramel Cookie Bars, Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies, Homemade Fig Newtons, Pumpkin Pie Bars

two blondies propped against each other on parchment paper with more blondies around.

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to use cinnamon baking chips (typically found by chocolate chips in grocery stores) and NOT cinnamon chips/chunks, as these are inedible chunks of cinnamon bark.
  • Do not beat the batter!
  • Bake times may vary depending on your oven. Use a cake tester to see when these blondies are baked!
  • The glaze is optional, but highly recommended!

When you make these Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Spiced Glaze, leave a comment down below and/or give this recipe a rating! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

pumpkin spice blondies with icing on top on parchment paper with white pumpkin behind.

Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Spiced Glaze

Traci
Soft, sweet, rich, perfectly spiced, and SO delicious! These Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Spiced Glaze are a must-bake this Fall season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 322 kcal

Ingredients
 

Blondies

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup cinnamon baking chips

Glaze

Instructions

Blondies

  • Heat oven to 350 °F.
  • Spray an 8-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix butter and sugar.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Stir in cinnamon chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until done.
  • Let cool in pan.
  • Turn out onto serving plate or cooling rack.

Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and milk.
  • Pour over blondies.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

  • Make sure to use cinnamon baking chips (typically found by chocolate chips in grocery stores) and NOT cinnamon chips/chunks, as these are inedible chunks of cinnamon bark.
  • Do not beat the batter!
  • Bake times may vary depending on your oven. Use a cake tester to see when these blondies are baked!
  • The glaze is optional, but highly recommended!

Nutrition

Serving: 1barCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 166mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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