Using electric mixer and large bowl, combine shortening, butter
or margarine, sugar, Jell-O, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until
very creamy, then add flour, baking powder and salt. Dough will
be extra thick, but mix thoroughly.
Roll dough into small balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the
bottom of a glass covered with sugar.
Bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Do not over-bake. Cookies should not be brown on edges.