This is a recipe that my mother taught me to make as a child. I am assuming she got it from her mother but I am not sure about that. We call them Butterscotch Brownies but some call them Blond Brownies.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt better in mixing bowl. Mix in sugar and eggs. In separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and add vanilla and nuts. My recipe says to melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in pan then add mixture, but I use cooking spray and that works just as well. Bake 30 minutes.
Now that I am reading the recipe, the whole melt the butter in the pan thing tells me this is an old recipe. Seeing how they didn't have cooking spray back then. I don't remember my Grandma Row making this so it must have come from my mom's mom. Now I will have to ask her. These are so good! My mom got to where she used pecan halves instead of chopped because I don't like nuts. So she would lay them across the top of the batter so that when she cut them, each brownie would have a pecan half in the middle of each brownie. Then I would pick mine off and give them to my dad.