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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…

Recipe: Light and Fluffy Lime Tres Leches Cake

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Confession:  I don't love the soggy consistency of most Tres Leches cakes.   It's one of those cakes that people either love or hate, so I set out to create a newfangled Tres Leches to win over the haters, while still paying homage to the original.
This recipe uses much less of the Tres Leches (3 milks) mixture than most.  I replaced the evaporated milk with light coconut milk to lend a bit more body and flavor.  Lime zest and juice are featured throughout the recipe -- cake, leches, and frosting.  The cake is topped with toasted coconut and the sides get a coating of crushed graham cracker.  What results is a light and bright-tasting cake, reminiscent of key lime pie.  
Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!


Light and Fluffy Lime Tres Leches Cake
Yield:  One 10x10 single layer cake Bake time:  25 minutes Chill time:  1 hour
For the cake
1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix
4 large eggs
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups water
Zest of one lime

For the leches
4 oz. sweetened conden…