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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…

Happy Star Wars Day: The Making of Darth Chocolate

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A long time ago In a galaxy far, far away...
...Before Star Wars candy and ice cube molds could be found at geek emporiums throughout the universe...
...Fans had to rely on their own creativity, and channeled the force to bring their Star Wars dreams to life...


When I saw these Star Wars themed Easter treat containers at Target this year, I didn't know immediately what I would do with them, but I had to have them.  I cleared the shelf and stashed away my collection of mini Darth Vader helmets; as happy as a Wookie with a cookie.


I'm not the only Star Wars fan in the family -- My husband and I have made sure to raise our kids right.  So, as Star Wars Day (May 4 -- "May the Fourth Be With You") approached, there was a clamor from our little jawas to make a Star Wars themed treat.


That's where Chef Andre, chocolatiering instructor -- my culinary Obi Wan -- comes in.  One of the most profound jewels of wisdom passed down by this Jedi Knight of the Chocolate Arts was that cand…