1 1/2 c brown sugar firmly packed
2/3 c shortening
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling.
Place brown sugar, shortening, water and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add to shortening mixture and beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded measuring teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time for 7 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake.
Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then move cookies to foil.
These are great warm from the oven. The chocolaty gooeyness is to-die-for. And guess what… after they cool they are still equally addictive.