I’ve tried to veer away from posting mostly dessert recipes, but I just can’t help myself! They’re really the best things to make, and, besides, who doesn’t like dessert?! (Only crazies, that’s who.)
Taken from Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two Cook Book (1958)
You will need:
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
3/4 cup sifted Gold Medal flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt shortening over low heat. Remove from heat and blend in brown sugar. Cool. Stir in egg. Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Spread in well-greased and floured square pan, 8 x 8 x 2″. Bake 25 minutes until a light touch with finger leaves a slight imprint. Don’t overbake. (duh) Cut into bars while warm. Makes 18 bars (2 1/2 x 1″). They’ll keep soft and moist if stored in a tightly covered jar.
I want to go straight home right now to make these. Of course, I’d have to stop by the grocery store first and pick up a few things…namely a quart of vanilla ice cream to put on top of these decadently delicious sounding brownies! Alas, I have many more things to accomplish before I put myself into a sugar coma. Let me know if any of you try out these brownies for yourselves! I’ll feel better knowing I’m not the only indulgent one tonight.