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Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

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When you want a pumpkin cookie and a brownie together, you want a FUDGY Pumpkin BROOKIE!!

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Pumpkin Brookies - EASY Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Brownies on top! We loved this super fudgy fall recipe!

Okay, so, um, I’m totally embarrassed. It’s now 7:08am on Sunday morning. This post posted at 3am…WITH NO CONTENT except photos and the recipe. I put it all in earlier this week, scheduled it, and planned to come back and write it.


So now it’s been out in the world for 4 hours and is in all the feeds everywhere WITH NO WORDS. !!!!!!

Easy Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies Recipe

So, I’m going to make this short and sweet since I haven’t even had my coffee yet. 🙂

Last week I wanted to make something pumpkin and something chocolate. I love brookies – I make them all the time. Coconut, Mint, Oatmeal – and now I’ve made them pumpkin!

The recipe starts with my favorite pumpkin cookie recipe that I pressed into the bottom of a 9×13″ pan. It took me several tries last year to perfect this recipe and I love it – expect to see it lots more times this year!

Then I used my standby brownie recipe on top, and topped it with chocolate chips.  Bake and you have the PERFECT brookie for fall.

Pumpkin Brookies - EASY Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Brownies on top! We loved this super fudgy fall recipe!

I had to get these out of the house ASAP because I ate two of them without even thinking, that’s how good they are!

I still can’t believe I forgot to write about it!

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Servings: 24 -30 bars

Easy Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

Total Time:
1 hr
These easy and oh so fudgy Pumpkin Brookies have a pumpkin cookie bar layer topped with gooey fudgy chocolate brownies! The perfect fall cookie bar!


For the cookie layer:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter — melted
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar — light may be substituted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

For the brownie layer:

  • 1 box brownie mix — for a 9x13 pan, plus ingredients called for to make brownies
  • OR
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate — coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Make the cookie layer:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place melted butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the bowl of a strand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (You can also use a hand mixer.) Mix until combined. Continue mixing and add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Add the baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice and mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly mix in flour until a smooth dough forms. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the pan.

Make the brownies:

  1. If you’re using a brownie mix, prepare as directed on the box. Set aside.
  2. If you’re making from scratch brownies: Place the baking chocolate and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add flour and stir carefully. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.
  3. Bake for 25-35 minutes until the of the brownies look set. The toothpick test in the center will come out with some crumbs on the toothpick. Cool before slicing into bars.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

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  1. Pictures say so much more than words! 🙂
    Love these, Dorothy. Look at you getting the pumpkin rolling!

  2. Hooray for the official start of pumpkin season. Bring it on!!

  3. I’m so thankful it’s time to have pumpkin everything again! These look delicious!

  4. Three cheers for pumpkin brookies! These look fantastic and so utterly gooey! Maybe you were too busy being mesmerized by the gooey chocolaty goodness to think about writing. I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY, as I’m sitting here drooling all over my lap. Pinning!

  5. Honestly, this recipe didn’t even need words…it looks that good!!! I would have just said, no words gang! and gone and had my coffee 🙂 You know it’s back to school season when we as moms are pulled in 1000x directions and this kind of stuff happens. At least that would have been my excuse because school season killed me this year, but I digress. Heads up ‘ pumpkin cookie recipe ‘ from last year that you loved is linking to today’s recipe.

  6. It’s all that running that you have been doing…it’s affecting your brain! lol

  7. I cannot wait to try these! I love pumpkin anything!

  8. Thanks for sharing all of your yummy recipes.

  9. Yeah…pictures were enough for me, too! Oh, and the words fudgy pumpkin brookies…love the combo!

  10. What a yummy combo! I can eat pumpkin anything year round.

  11. Yummmm. Happy back to school season!

  12. Hi Dorothy! When you click on the pumpkin cookie recipe link in your post, it doesn’t go there. It just gives you the same post you are reading again. I can’t wait to get your pumpkin cookie recipe, so I will search on here for it. Thought you may want to know. Thank you SO much for all the fantastic recipes (especially pumpkin) that you bring to us, words or no words! LOL! 🙂

  13. Oh no! Good thing it happened early in the morning 😉 but all you had to write was pumpkin and brownies. Done 🙂 ’nuff said!

  14. Ok, so that is pretty funny!  Although it’s totally something I would do too, so don’t stress too much!  At least you have pumpkin and brownie bars to console yourself with, right?

  15. Beautiful photos and a great recipe!

  16. Pumpkin. Brownies. Cookies. How could one possible go wrong, here?! These look stupid crazy amazing. Cannot wait to try them!

  17. Could these be any more perfect? Loving these for Fall! (And don’t worry about the post…happens to the best of us;) )

  18. I can’t even! These must be amazing! 

  19. I just made these tonight and they were great! I really just wish I would have had some cool whip to put on top, because I LOVE cool whip on top of brownie bars like this. These were a great pumpkin flavor on the bottom and yummy fudginess on top! I’ve never made a “brookie” before, but I feel like I’m going to have to try it again! I’m sure there are some awesome flavor combos out there 🙂 Your website is always my go to if I’m feeling dessert. Everything I’ve tried on your website has turned out great

  20. Thanks DOROTHY! you always make my weekend awesome. can’t wait to try it.

  21. Yes!!!! Finally a lady that I can follow. You rock!
    These made me a hit at office parties.
    Thank you

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