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Mom’s Recipe For Brownies

Here it is – my mom’s old fashioned recipe for brownies. Don’t tell her I told you, but they are delicious. She used to make them for almost every neighborhood gathering when I was a kid. They are the perfect finish to a casual gathering. Eat them plain or dress them up with ice cream, either way you will love them.

I actually think my mom made this recipe with her mom and my daughter and I made this recipe together around Christmas this year. It’s not a complicated recipe and the ingredients are things you probably have on hand. So, why not make some brownies? They don’t last long at my house, that’s for sure!

old-fashioned brownie recipe

Recipe For Brownies


1 Cop of Shortening

6 Tbsp. Cocoa

1 and 1/2 Cups of Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Salt

4 Eggs

2 Cups of Sugar

1 tsp. of Vanilla

1 Cup of Chopped Nuts (if desired)


Step 1: Melt together in small pan on low heat 1 Cup of Shortening and 6 Tbsp. Cocoa.

Step2: Sift together 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt.

Step 3: Beat 4 eggs and add 2 cups of sugar.

Step 4: Add melted shortening and cocoa mixture to your egg and sugar mixture. Mix well.

Step 5: Add remaining dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 6: Add 1 tsp. of vanilla.

Step 7: Mix in 1 cup of chopped nuts, if desired.

Step 8: Pour batter in a 9″ x 13″ old aluminum brownie pan.

Step 9: Bake for 30-35 minutes on 350. Do not overcook. Check them at 25 minutes.

Your pan of brownies should come out looking like they have a thin crust on top and moist brownie underneath. Now, cut your brownies and enjoy!


If you like this brownie recipe, you might like some of my other recipes.

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