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Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

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Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these! 

These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch!

Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.  
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream SandwichesYield: 8Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a fat wedg…

IS THAT REALLY A CAKE?

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In November of 2008 I shook off my veil of flour, rolled my last sheet of fondant, and said au revior to my love, my nemesis -- CAKE ~ taking a much needed, indefinite hiatus from the Cakerie. I am pleased to report that my health, my happiness, and my family are much better for it. But, since closing down my website, I've had requests from friends and fans of my sculpted cake art for access to a gallery of my work. I'm honored, flattered, and tickled (just not enough to nudge me out of retirement. Following are some photos of my favorite creation, "Crab Cake with a Squeeze of Lemon." To the right of this post you'll find a slideshow of some of my other favs.


ROOK No. 17 ~ The Help Nest

You are invited to submit your questions and requests for recipes, craft tips, entertaining ideas, resource referrals, culinary techniques, tutorials, and troublshooting, etc.

Visiting the Monterey Peninsula? Rook No. 17 can steer you clear of the tourist traps and point you toward the unique, the original, and the real.

Whether traveling California's central coast, or cruising the net for the best chocolate cake recipe, smart birds flock to Rook No. 17.

ROOK No. 17 ~ Favorite Child & Baby Sources

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GYPSY MONKEY -- Heather has created the most unique, high quality, exquisite batik clothing line for kids at http://www.gypsymonkey.com/. See pic of Max below in her gypsymonkey original.

GIGGLE -- http://www.giggle.com/index.aspx -- mod baby furniture, decor and clothes

NORDIC KIDS -- http://www.nordickids.co.uk/ -- funky baby clothes and accessories from designers all over the world.

SPUNKY SPROUT -- http://www.spunkysprout.com/ --
"For A Modern Child’s Lifestyle: Stimulating Toys + Modern Designs + Quality Organics + Contemporary Gifts"

INNOVATIVE BABY -- http://www.innovative-baby.com/ -- "Innovative Baby was founded on the notion that families are best served with products of exceptional quality that enhance the experience of parenting. Many of the companies that we represent utilize environmentally-sound products and procedures and support the global community through various methods of outreach."

DAMESTAR BABY -- http://www.damestarbaby.com/ -- these two dynamic m…
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ROOK No. 17 ~ Favorite Craft Sources

BIT OF WHIMSEY DOLLS -- http://www.bitofwhimsydolls.com/This talented mom has designed her own line of patterns for the most adorable plush managerie ~ owls, dogs, elephants, sheep, even squid and much more. Plus, darling dollies that any little girl or boy would cherish. Her patterns are easy to follow and excellently priced.

DHARMA TRADING -- http://www.dharmatrading.com/ -- supplies and materials for creating custom clothing and textiles. They sell fabrics, dyes, and a wide selection of clothing blanks. Learn new techniques in their "how-to" section.

JENNYLOVESBENNY -- http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/patterns.html -- If you enjoy sewing hand-made plush, you should not miss Jenny's original patterns and kits for mohair bears, bunnies and more.

GERMAN CORNER -- http://www.germanplaza.com/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=278 -- German Glass glitter, dresdens and trims

THE FEATHERED EGG -- http://www.thefeatheredegg.com/blowneg…