Heat oven to 350°.

Grease an 8-inch square pan.

In saucepan melt over low heat 1/4 cup shortening

Take from heat and stir 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)

Set aside to cool.

Into cooled sugar and shortening stir l egg

Add and blend well:

3/4 cup sifted Gold Medal Flour,
1 teaspoon baking powder,
1/2 teaspoon salt

Then stir in

1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup 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.

"It's better to bake brownies not long enough than too long. Better ask mother to help you decide when these are done." Betty Crocker

Well packed brown sugar will hold its shape when turned out of the cup.

Well-packed brown sugar will hold its shape when turned out of the cup.

There is a color photograph of Brownies, Coconut Macaroons, and Date Bars on page 160.

There is a color photograph of Brownies, Coconut Macaroons, and Date Bars on page 160.

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