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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…

Celebrate January 6 ~ Three Kings Day ~ Galette des Rois Recipe & Tradition

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I'm more excited than a squirrel on a trampoline (feel free to take a moment to visualize) to be sharing with you my most favorite sweet treat of all time -- Galette de Rois.
Every year my family celebrates Epiphany (a.k.a. Twelfth Night and Three Kings Day) on January 6 by gathering with a small group of friends to share in the tradition of the King Cake. Every year, since the girls were very little, they have enjoyed assembling our King Cake -- an easy Pull-Apart version of the New Orleans style cake (Recipe HERE).  

Recipe: Salted Shortbread Toffee

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Necessity is the mother of invention, indeed! With the sudden realization that I had nothing to bring to a New Year's day party, I scoured the cupboards and flipped through the recipes I had enjoyed during my December candymaking spree to see if the stars would align.  Well, close enough -- I was just a bag of pretzels shy of being able to make pretzel toffee.  A box of shortbread cookies came to the rescue, making this simple and delicious confection a new family favorite!

Salted Shortbread Toffee

Ingredients Nonstick Cooking Spray 4 sticks (1 pound) salted butter, cut in to 1" pieces
2 cups granulated sugar
8 ounces shortbread cookies, broken in to bite sized pieces
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli)
1 Tablespoon fine flake salt (Maldon, Fleur de Sel, Sel Gris)
Hardware Half Sheet Baking Pan (13x18x1) Aluminum Foil Wooden Spoon or Silicone spatula Candy Thermometer  Small offset spatula or silicone spatula
Step 1:  Prepare a baking pan (13x18x1) by lini…

Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice
A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 53

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A page from the 1915 book, Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners.
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Welcome to  "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday No. 53! If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to  join the party after the features below.

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Last week's most clicked posts 
shared this in common:
Sugar & Spice.
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From Sweet as Sugar Cookies Pumpkin Chai Bubble Bread


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From Bijouxs
Upside-down Caramel French Toast
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From Whole New Mom Cinnamon Sugar Taste test and blends

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
VICTORIAN FRAMES AND GRAPHIC ELEMENTS

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Happy New Year friends! Here's to a year full of joy, adventures, laughter, creativity and inspiration!
To start the year off with a festively festooned flourish, I've dusted off some of my gilt paged tomes and selected some of my favorite Victorian graphic elements for you to use in your projects.
Enjoy!