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…

10 Minute Appetizers for last minute entertaining -- and a Hostess 911 Blog Hop


Short on time?  These days, who isn't?  That doesn't mean, however, that we have to sacrifice quality, style and being the hostess with mostest when it comes to holiday entertaining.

By keeping a few simple ingredients in your pantry and freezer, you can go from empty-handed to party-ready in  just minutes.

My favorite all-time last-minute appetizer is the potsticker, or panfried Gyoza.  I've yet to take these to a party where they weren't the very first plate to be empty.  I always keep a bag of frozen gyoza in the freezer, and love the fact that I can have a delicious little snack ready for unexpected company in less than 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
1 bag frozen potstickers (I like the vegetable Gyoza at Trader Joes since they're popular with vegetarians and omnivores alike)
1 TB Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
Sesame Seeds for garnish
Soy Sauce

Step 1:  Remove frozen potstickers from package.  Place in microwave-safe bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Cook in microwave for 6 minutes (until cooked through).

Step 2: Heat oils in a large frying pan.  Add potstickers, flat bottoms down.  Heat for 2-3 minutes (until bottoms are a nice golden brown). This step is OPTIONAL.  The pan frying adds a little more flavor and crunch, but isn't necessary if you're really pressed for time.  Some brands, like the Trader Joe's have already been panfried to save you the work.

Step 3:  Transfer potstickers from pan to a serving plate.  Arrange around a small sauce dish.  

Step 4:  In the small sauce dish, pour some soy sauce.  To give the sauce more depth and flavor you can add a dash of rice vinegar, crushed fresh garlic, sliced green onions, and/or grated ginger.  

Step 5:  Garnish the potstickers with sesame seeds.  I like to keep a jar of black and white seeds in my pantry for just such an occassion.

Serve!  Freezer to table in less than 10 minutes!

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