Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

A good housewife never goes to a party without baked goods. So, I turned to Martha Stewart, my holiday guru, and whipped up these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares. They were a hit at Saturday's Halloween party!

Have you noticed that I prefer squares to cookies? That's because I'm lazy and don't feel like constantly taking cookies out of the oven.

Martha's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares


2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


1. 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.
2. 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 (mixture may appear curdled). Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. 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.
4. Lift cake from pan (using foil as an aid). Peel off foil, and use a serrated knife to cut into 24 squares.


  1. These were yummy!

    First comment!

  2. Those look tasty! we might be putting that recipe to use down here

  3. sooooooooooooooo yummy looking!
    pumpkin chocolate chip is my favorite!

  4. mmm...these were good!!! I might have to borrow this recipe for my family's Thanksgiving dinner! :)


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