Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat the shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg.
Add the salt and baking soda and stir until blended, then stir in the flour until blended.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a rounded tablespoon or a medium size cookie scoop, drop onto parchment lined baking sheets (or just ungreased baking sheets) spacing 3 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies.
Let cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.