Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes
Bake the potatoes in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove from oven to let cool.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the potato flesh, leaving a thin shell.
In a medium bowl, add the scooped out potato and butter, and mash until fluffy. One by one, add the milk, cheese, and sour cream. Add the chives and bacon right at the last minute so that they do not get soggy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Take your potato halves and scoop a mound of the potato mixture into them. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.