Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Cookies



Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sheets of foil on counter top for cooling cookies. Combine chocolate chips and chocolate squares in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at half power, stir after 2 minutes. Repeat until smooth. Or use a double boilder on the stove. Cool slightly.

Combine sugar and 12 cup shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add chocolate slowly. Mix until well-blended. Stir in flour and baking soda with a spoon until well blended. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool completely on foil.

Place peanut butter chips in a heavy plastic bag. Seal and microwave at half power. Knead bag after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth. Cut a tiny bit off of one corner and squeeze out and drizzle over cookies.