Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla and egg in large bowl at medium speed of mixer. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Press 2 level measuring teaspoonfuls dough around each kiss, covering kiss completely. Gently place pecan half on top of each. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 6-7 minutes (cookies will not brown, do not over bake). Gently press pecans into hot cookies. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to cooling racks.