Butterscotch Brownies

from the Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls

1/4 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
3/4 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350°F degrees. Grease an 8-inch square pan.

In a saucepan melt shortening over low heat. Take from the heat and stir in the brown sugar. Set aside to cool. Into the cooled sugar and shortening stir in the egg. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt and blend well. Then stir in the vanilla and chopped nuts.

Spread in pan. Bake 25 minutes, only until a toothpick stuck in center comes out clean. Do not overbake.

Cool in the pan and cut into squares.

Makes 16 2-inch squares.

- BA