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Decorating Cookies


Double Dipped Chocolate Cookies
Why just cover your best cookies with one kind of chocolate when you can use two and create a really impressive effect?
  1. Place 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in a glass measuring cup. Microwave on high 21/2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring after 2 minutes.

    Microwave the chocolate chips just to the point of melting.
    Microwave the chocolate chips
    just to the point of melting.


  2. Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate, about one third of the way up; place on waxed paper. Let stand until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

  3. Place 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in a glass measuring cup. Microwave on high 21/2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring after 2 minutes.

  4. Dip opposite end of each cookie into melted milk chocolate, about one third of the way up; place on waxed paper. Let stand until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

  5. Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper at cool room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.

Thanks to the tips outlined here, decorating all of these delicious treats should be a piece of...well, cookie!

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