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Grandma's Butterscotch Brownies

Grandma's Butterscotch Brownies are a classic bar cookie that are gooey and great with a big glass of milk. Add your favorite mix-ins, like chocolate chips or nuts, to personalize this easy, homemade dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grandma's butterscotch brownies
Author: Megan


  • 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.