Ruth’s Wonderful Brownies

1/2 c. shortening
4 eggs
1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
1 3/4 c. flour, sifted
4 sqs. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts

Cream shortening, eggs and sugar together. Add rest of ingredients. Pour into a greased 9-inch by 13-inch pan and bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. These brownies are chewy and delicious, and freeze well. Makes 24 (2-inch) brownies.