These Butterscotch Brownies are one of the recipes in grandma’s collection; however, I cannot remember her making these for us. But if it’s one of grandma’s recipes, it is a winner in our books!
If you saw Grandma’s recipe above, it didn’t give step-by-step directions. So, I called upon my many years of 4-H training and put the brownies together like this…
I started with the “wet” ingredients.
Then I sifted together the dry ingredients and incorporated the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Here’s what the completed dough looked like…
Then I baked it in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Since this was my first time baking this treat, I worried a bit about how long to leave it in so I left it in for 23 minutes…probably could have left it in for the full 25 and been just fine.
Because it had shortening in it, the brownies puffed up quite impressively while in the oven and then settled once cooled.
The insides were gooey, kind of like butterscotch – I think. They were quite good and my dad said that they tasted similar to what he remembered. So they were a success!
How to Make Grandma’s Butterscotch Brownies
Grandma's Butterscotch Brownies
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream together brown sugar and shortening.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Mix in vanilla.
- Sift together flour and baking powder.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
- Spread into greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
- Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.