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Easy Homemade Chipwiches

Yesterday I spent my morning at a local coffee shop, reading and sipping my favorite caffeinated beverage.  Okay, that was a long, round-about way to describe coffee. So there I was, drinking coffee when an older man approached me where I was sitting. As he stood above me he explained to me that he had been observing me and how he thought I had such an elegant look about me. And with that, he walked away. Apparently he just wanted me to be aware of it.

Elegant has never been a term used to describe me, so I thought it must have been the gold bangle I was wearing that set off a sense of class. However he *did* say that his profession involves him to be a good observer so maybe he really does know what he’s talking about. As I sat there feeling a little elegantly puffed up, I smiled to myself (you know, in an elegant sort of way) and brought my mug of coffee to my mouth with my elegant fingers. I could get used to this. Maybe I really am elegant. Maybe there is an elegance underneathe me that I never took notice of before. Maybe it’s time to start seeing myself as so. Then, it happened…

I went to stand up but was unaware that the lamp hanging down from the ceiling was dangling lower than expected and bam! I totally hit the top of my head on it. Hard. Oh Life, you have a way of humbling me. Immediately.

Homemade “Chipwich” Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Makes 1 cookie sandwich


  • 2 Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip cookies
  • 1/3 c. non-dairy vanilla ice cream (I used Trader Joe’s vanilla soy)
  • 2 Tbs. Enjoy Life Chocolate chips


  1. Scoop out ice cream and place in the center of 1 cookie. Taking the other cookie, sandwich on top.
  2. Very gently push together just to make the ice cream come out to the edges and smooth out sides with the back of a spoon.
  3. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Roll the sides in chocolate chips and freeze again for 10 minutes or until set.

The AWESOME people over at Enjoy Life want to make your day and make it possible for you to make these Chipwiches.  They are giving away 2 boxes of your choice of crunchy cookies (Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Crisp, and Vanilla Honey Graham) for 2 winners–Luckies!  Who’s it gonna be? If you want to enter, simply leave a comment. You will want to enter too–these cookies are that good! Winner will be announced on Monday, May 21.

130 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow! These look delicious. ~ judy

    July 13, 2012
    • Judy, I’m not going to lie–they TASTE delicious too 🙂 xo

      July 13, 2012
  2. Danielle #

    Free cookies would be nice! I definitely want to make these sometime in the near future 🙂

    July 7, 2012
  3. Nicole #

    I will be making these tonight!!

    June 26, 2012
  4. Haha I enjoyed the story. I used to work at IKEA and their cafetaria had these lampshades with SPIKES on them hanging above the tables. Life-threathening, I tell you.

    June 12, 2012
    • I think you and I need to start wearing helmets, Heleen 🙂

      June 13, 2012
  5. Susan #

    Your story made me smile. You are elegant, it was the lamp that jumped out at you, totally envious of your elegance. Gonna try these chipwhiches.

    June 9, 2012
  6. Sarah #

    I want free cookies!

    June 1, 2012
  7. Ryan #

    mmm. These look really tasty. I might need to make these very soon.

    May 21, 2012
    • If you win the cookies, you will be able to make them even sooner 😉

      May 21, 2012
  8. Thanks for the chuckle. I could SO see something like that humbling me (not that ANYbody would mistakenly think I was elegant – lol) These sandwiches sound marvelous. And after last night’s failed gluten-free birthday cake, perhaps this should be the next dessert I try. Fail proof!

    May 21, 2012
    • That is what threw me off–elegant is NEVER a word that has been used for me. Maybe that is why I bumped my head. I was recovering from being called such a thing 🙂
      Sending you tissues and giggles to get through the cake escapade. I cannot begin to tell you how MANY of those fails that I have had!!

      May 21, 2012
  9. agathagertrude #

    Why does this story sound exactly like something I’d do? If anyone called me elegant, that is. Thanks for sharing!

    May 20, 2012
  10. Oh, but you are elegant Cara! In every way. No matter how many bumps and bruises, you’ll always be elegant.
    I had no idea Enjoy Life made chocolate chip cookies! What the! Why am I always out of the loop?

    Also – did you use a different camera for these photos? Or buy a new lens? Maybe it’s just me, or maybe I think I’m just a know it all about cameras and I see a slight change (i’m really not a know it all about cameras. I pretty much just learn as I go, like everyone else). But anywhoo, I loveee this photos! They look like they should be used for an Enjoy Life advertisement.

    May 20, 2012
    • You ARE a camera expert because YES I did get a new camera! I finally decided to do away with the point-and-shoot and actually get a “real” one 🙂 Thanks for noticing, Izzy. Aren’t you just sweet?!! <–Yes you are, as a matter of fact!

      And no, I am not elegant. I proved it in so many ways in this post 🙂

      May 20, 2012
      • NEAT!!! I bet you’ll have tons of fun with that new camera – it takes awesome photos!

        Oh, and also – could you email me your new mailing address please!? 🙂

        May 20, 2012

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