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Basic Blondies

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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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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.

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