Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies (and a Butter Baked Goods giveaway!)

Butter Baked Goods Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies on eatlivetravelwrite.comIf you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might already know I am a huge fan of the Butter Baked Goods cookbook. It’s the cookbook that taught me how to make marshmallows and it’s the cookbook that my Cookbook Book Club cooked from earlier this year when we hosted an all-dessert party featuring goods from the book!

So when a few of my favourite bloggers decided to team up and post about treats from the book in conjunction with a giveaway, I couldn’t resist. Since t’is the season for all things pumpkin, I couldn’t go past these pumpkin blondies with chocolate chips. And for an extra seasonal twist, I added some dried cranberries too. It’s the perfect treat for this time of year (especially for someone who quite likes pumpkin flavour but not pumpkin pie – it’s a textural thing!).

Butter Baked Goods Cranberry Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThese were enjoyed by our neighbours and both my and Neil’s colleagues (yes, it makes about 30, not the 24 it is supposed to!). Loved that they didn’t dry out, and were not too sweet (even given their oh, so sweet ingredient list!). Perfect to accompany a morning coffee… or an afternoon glass of milk 🙂

Cranberry Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies on eatlivetravelwrite.comYou can find the recipe for Butter Baked Goods Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies over on Style at Home.

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Disclosure: Random House Canada provided me with a review copy of Butter Baked Goods. I was not required to post about this, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions are my own.


A Butter Baked Goods Giveaway (US/ Canada)

That’s right – thanks to the kind folks at Random House Canada, we have one copy of Butter Baked Goods up for grabs for readers in Canada  or the US and a box of baked goods from the bakery (retail value $125).

To enter:

1. Leave a comment below telling me your favourite baked goods to make (or eat!) over the holidays!

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Eligibility and contest rules

  • Open to those with Canadian & American mailing addresses only and who have reached the age of majority in the province, state or territory in which they reside.
  • No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
  • Giveaway closes Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
  • Winner will be contacted via email after the giveaway closes.

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Congratulations to Jessica who won a copy of Mastering the Art of French Eating and Mary who won a copy of Street Food Diaries. Check your email!

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38 Responses to Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies (and a Butter Baked Goods giveaway!)

  1. mongupp November 26, 2014 at 07:23 #

    I love fruit cake!

  2. Lindsey November 26, 2014 at 07:29 #

    LOVE LOVE pumpkin blondies! But I’d say my go-to dessert of choice for the holidays are either snickerdoodles or pumpkin dark chocolate bread (with a maple glaze if I’m feeling extra indulgent)!

  3. Patricia November 26, 2014 at 08:45 #

    Love peppermint brownies!

  4. Meghan A November 26, 2014 at 10:12 #

    My favourite has to be Swedish thumbprints!

  5. David B November 26, 2014 at 10:17 #

    Gingersnaps for me please.

  6. jan November 26, 2014 at 11:25 #

    I LOVE to bake my moms shortbread

  7. Anna (Hidden Ponies) November 26, 2014 at 12:15 #

    These sound so good – I am still in full pumpkin mode, and these are just such a cozy treat 🙂

  8. Christine November 26, 2014 at 12:17 #

    Couldn’t help but smile while I was reading this. Why? Well the topic of conversation over the weekend was WHEN? When was I going to start the Christmas baking! Here’s some of the list. It seems like I’m going to be a busy elf 😉

    1) Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies
    2) Rocky Road Fudge
    3) Fresh Bread

    By the way Mardi your Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies was delicious!!

  9. Mr. Neil November 26, 2014 at 12:43 #

    Actually, that’s a tough question.

    I *do* start to get fidgety if I go more than 30 days without a macaron…but that’s an occupational hazard Chez Mardi.

    Anything from a book that promoted BUTTER is good and healthy. Enough of these fanatic health viewpoints. Eat well; just eat less. 😉

    I’ve yet to have someone make me a stupendous Christmas Pudding, but that comes to mind as we hit December. Otherwise butter tarts and their ilk would be high on my list.

    Then again, I’m not worried: as FFWD winds down, I know we’re going through the whole new book!!! 🙂 x 10

    • Mr. Neil November 26, 2014 at 12:44 #

      Oh P.S.: The blondies were great: moist and not too sweet.

  10. Meg @ Sweet Twist November 26, 2014 at 13:17 #

    Love how thick and puffy these look. Too many good recipes from this book to try.

  11. Jenny @ The Brunette Baker November 26, 2014 at 14:53 #

    Mardi, these look so incredible! I love how lush they look and your take on them as well. Very festive. And now I need to eat a whole pan. XOOX

  12. Meredith November 26, 2014 at 17:08 #

    I love baking whipped scotch cookies!

  13. Geoff November 26, 2014 at 17:11 #

    To somebody down under… the term pumpkin pie (to represent something sweet) always sounds oxymoronic. Sweet vegetable pie. We don’t get it.
    They do look nice, though.

  14. Brenda Penton November 26, 2014 at 17:27 #

    My favourite is shortbread cookies

  15. Susan November 26, 2014 at 19:31 #

    Mincemeat tarts with French vanilla ice cream.

  16. Brenda Haines November 26, 2014 at 22:36 #

    Cranberry orange bread is one of my favorites 🙂

  17. Angela Mitchell November 27, 2014 at 02:35 #

    I love my dad’s butter tarts!

  18. Brandee H November 27, 2014 at 08:19 #

    I love date squares. There is something about this time of year that makes me want date squares and butter tarts!!

  19. Brandee H November 27, 2014 at 08:20 #

    I love date squares. There is something about this time of year that makes me want date squares and butter tarts

  20. Leanne Parker November 27, 2014 at 12:46 #

    Sugar cookies – Christmas shaped ones with icing. They remind me of decorating them with my family when I was growing up.

  21. Lois Alexander November 27, 2014 at 16:06 #

    Apple & cinnamon spring rolls.

  22. Teresa November 27, 2014 at 18:09 #

    Those look wonderful! I had Butter Baked Goods out from the library and it’s definitely on my wishlist. My favourite thing to make/eat at the holidays is cookies. I love trying out four or five new recipes and choosing a few tried-and-true ones, too. So great for swaps and bringing to holiday parties.

  23. heather November 27, 2014 at 20:53 #

    I love to make and eat fudge during the holidays.

  24. Isabelle @ Crumb November 27, 2014 at 22:56 #

    Those blondies look amazing, Mardi! I’ve reached that point in the fall when I’m totally over pumpkin, but I could make an exception for those lovelies. 🙂

  25. Allison Downes November 28, 2014 at 17:44 #

    Pumpkin Cheesecake is my favorite.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  26. Linda November 29, 2014 at 00:30 #

    I like to make shortbread

  27. maria November 29, 2014 at 13:31 #

    I love shortbread cookies esp at this time of year!

  28. Deb Jackson November 30, 2014 at 09:05 #

    I love cream cheese frosting on pumpkin bars.

  29. Mary November 30, 2014 at 13:35 #

    I love shortbread!

  30. Rachel December 2, 2014 at 07:08 #

    I’m a sucker for Shortbread cookies.

  31. Esther Abel December 2, 2014 at 07:10 #

    My grandmother taught me to make her homemade butter tarts in the 1960’s,love to make them , in memory of her 🙂

  32. Kim Henrichs December 2, 2014 at 08:31 #

    My fave is cream cheese sugar cookies!

  33. suzi December 2, 2014 at 12:04 #


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  35. Coco in the Kitchen December 2, 2014 at 16:29 #

    Happy little squares of pumpkin & chocolaty goodness…I can’t think of anything else I would rather have right now!

  36. valerie sobus December 2, 2014 at 19:27 #

    pecan pie all the way! (even better if it has some chocolate chips in it) :p


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