Heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup shortening and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Add the entire contents of the jar and mix well. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool, and roll in confectioners sugar.
Makes 4 dozen.