|Not my picture -- this was found on the internet.|
This is just plain 'ol blondies.
If you have company coming or just need a fast dessert, this is a keeper. All of the ingredients are basic and if you have the time, energy, or interest to throw some "extras" in -- the recipe is both forgiving AND accepting!
When my boy cherub and I made these, we threw in a
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8X8 pan with cooking spray.
Beat butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.
Beat in egg until well incorporated. Stir in vanilla.
Add salt and flour and mix well, but no need to over-mix.* If you want to add in some additional ingredients -- do so at this step.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until center is set. These are like brownies -- you don't want to over-bake.
Cool before cutting.
**Ideas for mix-ins:
- chopped nuts
- chocolate chips or other chips -- like butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.
- dried fruit, like cherries (maybe with some chocolate chips!)
- 1-2 TBSP of espresso powder