Preheat your oven to 350° F. Use a large mixing bowl and combine all cookie ingredients. Mix until well combined. Roll the dough into ¾ balls and roll in sugar. Place 12 cookies on a baking sheet, evenly spaced apart and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until firm. Place the cookies on a cooling rack to cool and prepare the frosting.
For the Frosting
Use a small sauce pan and melt the shortening over low heat. Add the vanilla baking chips and stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Dip ½ of each cookie into the melted chips and allow them to dry on parchment paper or a cooling rack.
Substitute either white or dark chocolate for the white baking chips.