In food processor, combine and pulse lightly:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening (use Crisco sticks for convenience)
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together with sugar in food processor.
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
Add to creamed mixture and pulse to combine.
Add 1 cup semisweet chips and pulse lightly, or combine by hand in separate bowl.
Use small cookie scoop for uniform cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Check at 8 minutes. Cool on rack.
Makes 3 dozen.