In a microwave or double boiler, melt vanilla chips and 1 tablespoon shortening; stir until smooth. Twist apart sandwich cookies. Dip the end of popsicle stick into melted chips; place on a cookie half and top with another half. Place cookies on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; freeze for 15 min. Reheat vanilla chip mixture again if necessary; dip frozen cookies into mixture until completely covered. Return to the baking sheet; freeze 30 minutes longer. Melt the chocolate and remaining shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: 32 servings