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 Chili Sauce for the Ultimate Super Bowl Chili Dogs, Frito Pies, and Chili-Cheese Fries!

It's been a busy week.
No time to prep or plan,
but we're having friends over to watch 
the Super Bowl tomorrow.
What's a gal to do?

Thank goodness I have a have an easy-peasy, no-fail, crowd-pleasing recipe that is sure to score a touchdown:  10-minute Chili Sauce. (We call it a "sauce", but it's actually a very smooth chili)


The beauty of 10-minute Chili Sauce is that it tastes like it's been simmering all day.  Whip up a batch and provide some sides.  Your guests do the rest.

  • You provide the hot dogs -- Your guests build their own chili dogs.

  • You provide the fries or tater tots and cheese -- Your guests build their own chili cheese fries.

  • You provide the snack bags of Fritos and cheese -- Your guests make their own Frito Pies (a.k.a. Chili Willies)   
      

 10-Minute Chili Sauce

2 slices bacon, chopped, or 2 Tablespoons oil
½ medium onion chopped
1 pound 96% lean ground beef (you can also use ground chicken or turkey) 
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon Chili powder (mild)
4 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon vinegar based hot sauce (Frank’s)
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons masa harina

Step 1: In a large saucepan, brown bacon (*2 minutes). Add onion and cook over medium heat until onion is transluscent (2 minutes).

Step 2: Add ground beef, salt, cumin, and chili powder and cook till beef is no longer pink (2 minutes).  Use a spatula or spoon to break up the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks.

Step 3:  Add tomato paste, hot sauce, and water and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.  

Step 4:  Stir in the masa harina and cook for a remaining minute, until the sauce thickens slightly (1 minute).

Step 5:  Use a stick blender to pulse the chili mixture to desired consistency (1 minute).  You can also do this in the bowl of a food processor.  The idea is to give the chili a smoother consistency without going so far as to make it a paste. 

Chili sauce is ready to enjoy!

*Times are approximate 

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