Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sheets of aluminum foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
Combine 3/4 cup golden Crisco shortening, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well. Add 1 beaten egg and then contents of jar. Mix until well blended. Drop rounded tablespoonsful 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or for 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOT OVER-BAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.