(from Smitten Kitchen)
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
Grease an 8×8 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 (below). I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.
Further additions, use one or a combination of:
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, toasting them first for even better flavor
- 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
- Stir 1/2 cup dried fruit into the prepared batter (craisins and white chocolate chips, yum)
- 1/2 cup mashed bananas
- Top with a vanilla butter cream or chocolate peanut butter cream frosting