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I love how versatile this recipe is. There are infinite add-in possibilities. I usually just add in chocolate chips. But I plan on trying almonds, mint extract, peanut butter chips, white and dark chocolate chips, and whatever else I come up with along the way. It's so simple to bake, and uses melted butter, which really saves time.


  • 8 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter an 8x8" pan.
  • Mix melted butter with brown sugar-beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
  • Add salt, Stir in flour.
  • Mix in any additions (some ideas below).
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (err on the side of caution, do NOT overbake these babies) or until set in the middle. Cool on rack before cutting.
  • Add in ideas: add 1/2 to 1 cup of the following in any flavor combo you can think of.
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips or butterscotch chips/white chips etc, you get the idea
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract in addition to, or in the place of vanilla extract or another extract of choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts: walnuts, pecans, macadamian
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped up candy bars
  • Source: bakingblonde from What's For Dinner message board

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