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…

Jewelry Giveaway from EcoChic Designs ~
3 Months of the Earrings-of-the-Month Club

Sterling Silver
Gemstones & Recycled Glass
Artisan Made
Sound good so far?

How about the opportunity to win not one, but 3 pairs of handmade earrings from EcoChic Designs?

I am so pleased to be introducing you today to my real-life-friend and fellow Cal gal, Camilla, the artist behind EcoChic Designs and the culinary mastermind behind Culinary Adventures With Camilla. Everything Camilla does, she does with style, quality, originality, heart and incredible talent. I admire her ethics, her energy, and how humble she is despite her extreme awesomeness. Being around Camilla, you can't help but feel inspired!

In her own words, here's a little about Camilla and the origins of EcoChic Designs:

"Eco-Chick...I never really considered myself an eco-chick, but right after I got married, we drove to meet my in-laws at Marine World. Stepping out of the car, I looked at the sign, in horror, and demanded: Is this the place where they keep orcas in captivity?!? My brother-in-law chuckled and nudged my husband, asking, "Did you marry a Greenie?" I suppose he did.

I've published articles about marine conservation, I diligently instill the Greenie tenets of reduce, reuse, recycle in my two wild boys. But it is my passion for jewelry that spawned this venture. Pairing my love to changing bracelets with every outfit with my desire to be a change in the world, I created Eco-Chic - a line of handmade sterling silver jewelry featuring RECYCLED GLASS and natural gemstones."

Eco-Chick of Eco-Chic Designs
(tree-hugging, jewelry-loving designer)

Earrings will vary by month/season and inspiration. This is just a sampling of some of Camilla's prior creations.
Earrings-of-the-Month Club
Recently, Camilla put her unique spin on the gift subscription concept, with the Earrings-of-the-Month Club.  What a perfect way to give a lasting, quality, artisan-made gift for Valentine's day -- or any day.  Here's how it works:

You receive one pair of handmade artisan earrings (gemstones, recycled glass, and sterling silver) each month for a year. Each pair comes with a story behind the inspiration for your one-of-a-kind creation. EcoChic pieces have never been, and never will be, mass-produced. While your pair may have the same elements with another, yours will be unique. And in that vein, I have limited the club participants to ten lucky gals so that I can guarantee the originality of each design. Because Jenn of Rook No. 17 is a daily inspiration to me, I wanted to offer her readers a special belated happy 2012 with a giveaway!

A 3-month membership to the EcoChic Designs' Earrings-of-the-Month Club ~ three pairs of handmade one-of-a-kind earrings. Most of earrings at EcoChic Designs are priced between $15 and $35/pair, but this membership costs only $50 and includes free shipping within the United States.

Mandatory for your FIRST entry (a single comment)
1)  "Follow" Rook No. 17 with Google Friends Connect (click "Follow" under "Birds of a Feather" on the left-hand sidebar). --and--
2)  Visit Then come back and leave a comment telling me about your favorite piece.

If you have a "no-reply" account or show up as, be sure to leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

For Additional Entries 
(leave a separate comment for each additional entry)

1.  Become a fan of EcoChic Designs on Facebook , making sure to leave a comment on Camilla's wall telling her that your visiting from Rook No. 17.
2.  Leave a comment, here, telling me what your favorite gemstone is and why.
3.  Visit Camilla's kick-off post on her EcoChic Designs blog and tell her what qualities you find most appealing in an earring/what draws you to one pair versus another.

4.  Follow Rook No. 17 on Facebook
5.  Follow Rook No. 17 on Twitter

One lucky Rook No. 17 reader will be chosen in a random drawing, using, at midnight on February 13, 2011.  
Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14.
Must be a resident of the U.S.


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