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Walnut Brownies

I LEARNED to make these brownies in 1957 in home economics class. They were the first goodies I'd ever baked by myself. Now, 40 years later, I still make a batch occasionally. The recipe calls for basic ingredients on hand in most every kitchen, and the rich chocolate flavor is delicious. -Lorraine Silver, Chicopee, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream shortening and cocoa; beat in egg, sugar and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until thoroughly combined. Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Editor's Note: This recipe may be doubled and baked in an 8-in. square pan for 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 171 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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