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

10 Creative DIY Valentine Projects

I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal.  As you may have observed, by the time I post a tutorial for the holiday project I've done with my family, the holiday is likely to be 48 hours from being a memory.  

So, this year, with plenty of time to plot, plan and enjoy with your family, I present 10 creative, fun, whimsical and sweet ideas for Valentine's Day:

Remember these guys from your childhood?
Roll the pencil between your palms and their hair goes wild. 

This project is a treat, an activity and card all in one.

These elegant cards are made from watercolor paper and contain a tiny love note in the beak of the messenger bird.

This is a frugal upcycling craft.
The tiny crowns are made from cardboard tubes.

Here's a sweet idea: Pre-made heart-shaped marshmallows, dipped in chocolate and decorated as Cupid's Arrows!

These Smarties Valentines are a wise choice: Just print, snip, and add the candy!

 Here's an a-Maze-ingly easy one:  Just print and add a mini maze.

Who wouldn't love to get their own warm fuzzy Love Bug?
Tutorial:  Love Bug Valentines

These sweet candy creations start with marshmallow valentine Peeps.  

For more grown-up tastes, you can't go wrong with these homemade Raspberry Dusted Dark Chocolate Truffles.

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