In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening, sugar and molasses. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Removed to wire racks.