This is one of my favorite things to make. Few ingredients, little time to mix, short baking time.
It's also my dearly beloved's favorite bar cookie. Moist, flavorful, filled with walnuts. The man can devour an entire pan without assistance in a single evening.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup walnuts
Stir together the brown sugar, vanilla and egg. Add the flour, soda and salt. Stir in the walnuts. Spread in a greased 8" square pan, and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 18 to 23 minutes. Let them cool before serving. Hide from the walnut fiend in your house.
You could substitute raisins or chocolate chips for part or all of the walnuts in this recipe; that would make this work for Michelle (yeah!) and other non-nut people. They're also good served with ice cream, as a sundae. As for me, I'll keep them filled with walnuts, and hope to get a bite or 2 out of each pan.