|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly.
Stir in vanilla.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Stir dry ingredients together and blend in.
Heat oven to 400°
Roll dough 1/16" thick on floured board.
Cut with round cutter or any desired shape about 2 1/2 in diameter, cutting 2 alike for each filled cooky.
For a decorative effect, cut the center out of the top cooky with a tiny heart, star, or scalloped cutter.
Place the bottom pieces on lightly greased baking sheet.
Spread a rounded teaspoonful of cooled Filling on each.
Cover with top cooky.
Press edges together with floured tines of fork or fingertips.
Bake 8 to 10 min., or until delicately browned.