For chocolate lovers, dipping a thin and crispy oatmeal cookie in melted chocolate is the perfect finishing touch. This is an easy way to add an elegant, delicious touch to a classic cookie.
2-3 dozen oatmeal cookies (view recipe online at: www.TheYummyLife.com/recipes/8)
1 to 2 12-oz packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 to 4 tablespoons canola oil
One bag of melted chocolate chips is enough for dipping approx. 15 cookies. So, you may or may not need 2 bags of chips depending on how many cookies you'll be dipping. If you'll be using more than 1 bag of chocolate chips, it is best to melt one bag at a time, dip your cookies, and then repeat with the second bag of chips, oil and cookies. This way the chocolate won't re-harden before all of the cookies are dipped. Procedure: Put 1 bag choc. chips in a bowl with 2 tablespoons canola oil, and microwave until melted, approx. 1 minute, checking at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until there are a few unmelted chunks left. Stir the chunks in until completely melted. Be careful not to overcook. Dip half of cookie in melted chocolate and place on parchment or waxed paper lined tray until chocolate hardens. Can be refrigerated to speed up hardening time. Store in air tight container.