1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat the sides of an 8-inch square pan
with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment.
Combine the sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl, stirring until smooth.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add this to the sugar mixture, stirring well. Stir in the walnuts. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool in the pan, then remove and cut into 16 squares.
Recipe yields: 16 squares.