Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  They are quick, easy and absolutely delicious!  My kids devour them instantly! :)  Enjoy!
Ingredients (this recipe yields 3 dozen cookies):
-1 cup vegetable shortening
-1/3 cup butter, softened
-3/4 cup sugar
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-2 tsp vanilla
-2 large eggs
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-3 1/2 cups flour
-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In your mixer, cream the shortening, butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Add the vanilla and eggs.  Mix well.  Add the salt and baking powder.  Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto prepared sheets.  Bake in preheated oven for 10 1/2-11 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.  Enjoy!