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.  
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…

Halloween Open House ~ Tour, Tricks & Treats

Welcome to the second annual Halloween Open House at Rook No. 17 where you'll get a little peek at how we've haunted the halls of our 1893 Victorian this year. 

First, please enjoy some hospitality...
(looks like we need to put some meat on those bones)

TRICK:  Owls?

TREAT:  Owl Deviled Eggs

TRICK:  Green Goblins?
TREAT:  Pistachio & Blue Cheese Grapes

TRICK:  Terrariums?
TREAT:  Chocolate Terrarium Cakes with Marshmallow Moss & Fondant Toadstools

TRICK:  Skulls?

And now, the tour...

(slideshow runs just over 2 minutes)
(Music:  Frost Waltz, courtesy of )

Below you find links to tutorials for making some of the vintage inspired decorations seen in the slideshow.  Most were made on the cheap -- with supplies purchased from the dollar store.

Click HERE for a tutorial for making this glittering Skeleton Crew from dollar store supplies. This year I mounted the skulls on glass candlesticks from the dollar store.

Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make this Family Tree wreath. Plus, you'll find a free download for the vintage photo mattes.
These little skeletons from the Dollar Tree can be posed fairly easily and look pretty cute in their party hats.

For a tutorial on making the Black Bird Blocks, click HERE. The tutorial for making the folk art pumpkins is HERE. Both projects use supplies from the dollar store.
Click HERE for the tutorial on making this Edgar Allan Poe inspired piece.

Thanks for coming!

This post has been shared with the Fall Mantel Party @ Debbiedoo's.


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