1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1½ cups chopped white chocolate
1 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup butter
3 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup icing sugar
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
In an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla, adding eggs one at a time until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt, oatmeal, coconut, semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate, mixing on low speed just until the flour disappears. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 25-26 minutes, until golden brown on the top. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping goes on.
For the pecan topping, sprinkle toasted pecans over cooled cowboy blondies. In a medium saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter, and milk to a boil over medium heat. Whisk constantly and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Gradually whisk in icing sugar and stir for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Pour over pecan pieces and let set completely before slicing.
(Yield: 24 squares)
Or for gluten-free options, try one of these Great Gluten-Free Desserts.
If you can stand the heat and want to get out of the kitchen, it's time to go outside and get grilling these fiery fantastic Chipotle Burgers. Infused with smoky chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and cumin, these tasty beef burgers are topped with a kickin' creamy coleslaw and a spicy special sauce.
Yes Siree, spice up your life and bring on the heat with these easy and delicious Southwestern-style burgers!
For the hamburger, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place ground beef, chopped chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, salt, cumin, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix all ingredients together using your hands, taking care not to handle the meat too much. Form the meat into 4-6oz. patties. Lightly oil the grilling surface and place patties on the preheated grill. Cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness. Remove from grill.
For the coleslaw, while the burgers are cooking, in a large bowl, combine coleslaw, mayonnaise, parsley, lime juice, adobo sauce, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine well. Set aside until ready to assemble burgers.
For the burger sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, salsa, mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar, cumin, and chili powder until well combined.
To assemble the burgers, spread the burger sauce onto the insides of the top and bottom of the buns. Place a layer of coleslaw on the bottom bun followed by the cooked burger, a large slice of avocado, a tomato slice, another layer of coleslaw and the top bun. Serve immediately.