Growing up, these yummy little squares were featured fairly prominently on the potluck and special dessert rotation. This is my Mater’s recipe — I believe that it came originally from a Mennonite cookbook.
They take a bit of time to bake but are super quick to put together. It’s a great dessert to pop into the oven right before you sit down to dinner so that they’re nice and warm when you’re ready for dessert!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, or oats
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter and blend with sugar; add egg and beat vigorously.
Combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
Add chopped nuts and vanilla.
Spread dough into greased 8×8″ pan.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
Cut into squares while still warm.