I love making these cookies. I always have the ingredients on hand and they are super fast and easy to make. Just be sure to cut them while they are still warm.
1/4 cup melted shortening or vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (opt)
Heat oven to 350. Mix first four ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased 8x8 baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cut while warm.