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…

WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER...



First, I just have to say a big thanks to my friend Sam who first introduced me to the phrase, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner."  It's just so homey!  It evokes thoughts of warm biscuits wrapped in a blue gingham napkin, a favorite quilt passed down from one generation to the next, a rocking chair on the porch, and of course that comfort of all comfort foods, good-old fashioned fried chicken. 

Must be near dinner time, because I'm thinking food!  Ah yes, 5:00 P.M. PST, and that means it's time to announce the winners of the lovely jewelry, so generously donated by my friend Iris of Arco Iris and Till Death Do Us Art


Here's how it all broke down:
  1. Holly Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  2. Holly Posted Giveaway on Sidebar
  3. Holly Posted Giveaway on Sidebar
  4. Holly Posted Giveaway on Sidebar
  5. Holly Is a FB Fan
  6. Kys Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  7. carma Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  8. Molly Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  9. Amy Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  10. Amy Is a FB Fan
  11. Amy Did a FB shout out
  12. Lysa Entered by following TDDUA & Rook No. 17, and commenting on fav jewelry piece
  13. Lysa Did a FB shout out
  14. Sara Tried to follow, but had tech difficulties. She's a FB fan, and her effort merrits 1 entry
Using Random.org, the first winner was:  #12: 
Lysa ~ Mini Harvest Leaves Trio Pendant

Using Random.org, the second winner was #9: 
Amy ~ Tasi Earrings

Congratulations!

If you didn't win, hang on there...I'll try to make it worth your while:

I am so incredibly grateful to the 7 ladies who took the time to lend their support to me and to Iris by entering the contest.  I can't even tell you how much this meant.  These contests can be a double-edged sword in that if they are a popular success, you get a lot of warm fuzzies and feel like you've "done good".  If the contest doesn't generate much interest, it can really make a gal second guess herself.  I put out a plea to my SITStas, posted to linkys, put a post on my FB Wall, and even sent a personal message to some friends.  I'm a little beside myself.  I know that it's a very, very busy time of year (an understatment, I know), but something still doesn't jive. 
 
Are the giveaways worth it?  Am I delusional?  I've been blogging along thinking that I've been writing some interesting posts, giving away a lot of free recipes, craft tutorials, clipart, graphics, and more.  I follow a lot of other blogs and try to be a thoughtful commenter, frequent visitor, and all-around cheerleader for my peers.  I enter other bloggers giveaways, not always because I'm really jazzed about the item, but to show some support (not that I'd ever be disingenous, but you can tell when someone is getting disheartened, and I like to be there to rally their spirits). 
 

Am I reminding you of the little blob from the Zoloft commercial yet?

Well, blah, blah, blah, poor little me.  A fellow blogger reminded me today to focus on all the blessings in my life.  There is certainly much to be thankful and happy for.  My online "popularity" shouldn't make or break my spirit.
 
 

oh Calgon, take me away...
 
Well, if you've stuck with me through the emotional quicksand above, I'd like to offer Holly, Kys, carma, Molly and Sara a little gesture of gratitude in the form of a consolation prize ~ this way, everybody wins.  Just email me let me know where I can mail my token of appreciation! 

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