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

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.   Print With Image Without Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Yield: 8 Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a

HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE ~ recipes, crafts, inspiration and a warm libation

Welcome Friends, to my
 2010 Virtual Halloween Open House!

Come up the stairs...don't be shy...
Hungry Witches?
Haunted Woods?
Hairy Werewolves?
Nah, it's just Gordy & Gussie, the friendly Pumpkin people welcoming you in!
1893?  Yes indeed.
Don't bother to knock, just come right in...
Warm your spirits and and soul with a Hot Cider Catalonia 
(WARNING:  You may never want to drink regular cider again).

To make the Catalonia, simply add a splash of Chambord (raspberry liquor) and a splash of Frangelico (hazelnut liquor) to a cup of hot apple cider. The Chambord adds depth and the Frangelico adds a wonderful nuttiness (what's a holiday without a little nuttiness?). Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick if you're feeling extra festive! Special thanks to my dear friend Geri for introducing me to the Catalonia.


Gobble down some blue cheese covered grapes ~ they get their green from crushed pistachios.

There are five tiny skeletons hidden around our house.
It's become a sort of game for the children who visit our house to find them all. 

Hekyl, Jekyl, and Hyde
I made these custom alphabet blocks and got the boys all gussied up to stand guard.
You can find my TUTORIAL guest posted over at Reflections...On Living Creatively

You can find the tutorial for how to make these
 festive skulls for under $1 a piece here:

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"
As an homage to Edgar Allan Poe, 
I created this vintage style decoupage skull.
You can find the TUTORIAL by clicking HERE.

My collection of vintage wedding cake toppers got a Halloween makeover.
"Till death do us part..."
Wait a second, I thought there were three birds in there!
It looks like they're up to something!

Out for a joyride!

I've whipped up an original recipe for you.  If you enjoy cheesecake and pumpkin pie and can never get enough chocolate, you're going to love it!  You've probably heard of pumpkin pie cheesecake, but this is a new twist:  Cheesecake Pumpkin Pie ~ the cheesecake and pumpkin pie are in separate layers (rather than combined), so you get the best of both.  There are also dark chocolate chips and a chocolate cookie crust.  This recipe is going to be featured as a guest post on another blog later this month, so stay tuned!

And how about a big hug, for the road?  This guy, "Piplinstein", is the creation of my 9-year old daughter.  She found the skeleton hands in my bag-o-craft stuff and came up with the project on her own.  I must admit, I think he's my very favorite Halloween decoration of all!

Thanks for visiting!

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