Jelly Cookies

Jelly Cookies.  (Shirley Sears)

1/2 cup shortening
1&1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups flour (heaping)
1/2 tsp. soda
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and shortening. Pour hot water over the creamed mixture. Add vanilla and dry ingredients. Roll in balls and place on greased baking sheet. Make a dent in top of each cookie and fill with jelly. Bake in a 375 degree oven.

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