In a food processer mix the flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut the 3/4 pound of butter into small sections to help combine easier
Add butter and pure vanilla extract to the food processor mixture and combine. Should come out as small clumps of dough
Remove from food processor and place on a well floured surface
Roll mixture into a ball and cut into two pieces
Take one of the pieces and roll into a log about 10 inches in length and 2 inches in height
Repeat for the second piece of the mixture
Take a butter knife and cut into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside
Place these pieces on 2 prepared baking sheets. (The baking sheets need to be lined with parchment paper). Be sure to keep the cookies 2 inches apart.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes until firm.
Once the cookies are firm place in a 325 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
Take out of the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling rack. Once on the rack let cool until room temperature.
While the cookies finish cooling, take your chocolate chips and shortening and heat in a microwave at 20 second intervals until melted.
Take cooled cookies and dip half into the melted chocolate and place back onto the cooling rack.
Let the chocolate cool to room temperature and enjoy!
Keep in an airtight container for the next few days!