A few hints for easier baking:
*There is enough chocolate for two batches of cookies so don't waste the chocolate - make more cookies!
*I don't have a double boiler, but I have a great solution for anyone else who doesn't. Put the chocolate chips in a saucepan & place on top of the stove WHILE you're preparing/baking the cookies. As they bake, the heat radiating from the oven will soften the chocolate gently. If you wait to mix the chocolate mixture until after the last batch of cookies has cooked, it will be easy to mix the now-warm chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk & vanilla.
*To make an easy piping bag for the chocolate, open a sandwich bag inside a large coffee mug, pulling the edges of the bag over the top of the mug. Fill the mug with chocolate, remove the bag when finished, cut off one corner of the bag and you're ready to go!
*The chocolate develops a firm surface quickly, so if you want to cover with sprinkles, pour them on quickly after dispensing the chocolate.
Original Review: I grew up with the traditional peanut butter blossom cookies Mom made every Christmas. One of the minor problems with the blossom cookie is that there isn't enough chocolate in every bite. This recipe cures that! Wow! The chocolate isn't over powering and complements the 'not so sweet' peanut butter cookie perfectly! I will never make blossom cookies ever again! These are FAR better!
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Nov. 26, 2009