HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
BEAT brown sugar, shortening, water and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in eggs until blended.
STIR flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in medium bowl until blended. Beat into shortening mixture on low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Other combinations of chips may be used, such as 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips, or 1 cup peanut butter chips and 1 cup of chocolate chips, or 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 40), Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 35mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 9g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Butter Flavor, Crisco Results
For those who love the taste of butter, but demand the performance of shortening.