Okay, these did take forever. I just finished, and I'm annoyed over the whole process so I'm not trying them right now.
I melted my chocolate in the microwave. I wasn't dealing with tempering chocolate after everything else I had to do. It tasted fine coming out, and then I just stuck the cookies in the fridge to harden it because it sure as hell wasn't when stuck to a piece of parchment.
I'm not sure who in their right mind thought that when writing this recipe, it wasn't COMPLETELY INSANE. There has to be a better way to go about it.