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…

All-Day Apple Butter ~ A Must-make crockpot recipe for fall

 
With the crisp, cozy, cinnamon-spiced season of Fall just around the corner, what better way to usher in the season than with a day of apple picking at a local farm? This month, farms all over the country open up their orchards to give us cityfolk the opportunity to stroll beneath their leafy canopies, heavy with crimson and golden fruits; to fill our bushels and baskets to the brim; to share the bounty with our friends and neighbors, the smell of flaky pies and tender dumplings wafting from our kitchen windows...

For those on the Monterey Peninsula, the place to visit is Gizdich Ranch located at 55 Peckham Road in Watsonville. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily you can pick Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Pippin apples for just $1.35/pound. Bring your own boxes or baskets, a picnic lunch and enjoy a memorable day with the family.

Try one of our favorite family apple recipes
ALL DAY APPLE BUTTER
(it's absolutely divine over vanilla ice-cream ~ like a warm apple pie sundae!)
  • 5 1/2 POUNDS APPLES, PEELED, CORED, AND FINELY CHOPPED
  • 4 CUPS GRANULATED SUGAR
  • 2 TEASPOONS GROUND CINNAMON
  • 1/4 TEASPOON GROUND CLOVES
  • 1/4 TEASPOON SALT
1. Place apples in a crock-pot.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
3. Pour mixture over the apples in the crock-pot and mix well.

4. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.

5. Reduce heat to low and cook 9-11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.

6. Uncover and continue cooking on low for an additional hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.

7. Spoon mixture into sterile jars, cover and refrigerate or freeze.



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