1. Beat shortening and next 3 ingredients at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350º for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; remove to wire racks to cool completely.