1/4 c. shortening, melted
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350. Grease an 8 inch square pan. In saucepan, melt shortening over low heat. Take from heat and stir in brown sugar. Set aside to cool. Stir egg into cooled sugar and shortening mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and add to sugar mixture. Blend well. Then stir in vanilla and nuts. Spread in pan. Bake 25 minutes, only until a toothpick stuck in center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Cool in the pan and cut into squares.
*I did not let the sugar mixture cool before continuing.
*I did not sift the dry ingredients before adding
*I did not add the nuts.
*I baked the brownies for about 22 minutes.
This recipe was not new to me. It actually has my name as the "submitted by" name. I remember my mom making these when I was young and I loved them. We always added nuts - I think pecans, but since I have one child who doesn't like the flavor of cooked nuts I tend to not add nuts to recipes I think he might eat if the nuts are omitted. These scored high; I think because they are crunchy around the edges and chewy in the middle. I think next time I might double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 pan.
Score: 3.4 out of 4.0
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