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.  
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CAMP CUPCAKE: An Elmer's Kids Craft Camp Party + Giveaway


What do you get when you cross cupcakes and frosting, arts & crafts, four little girls and a crate full of supplies from Elmer's?


--CAMP CUPCAKE--
A crafty summer camp that really takes the cake!



WANT TO HOST A MINI CRAFT CAMP OF YOUR OWN?
Details on how to enter to win craft supplies from Elmer's at the end of this post!Elmer's

I'd be willing to bet that you'd be hard pressed to find a creative person whose earliest experience with art did not include some sort of Elmer's product.  My earliest childhood craft projects would be just a mess of construction paper clippings and loose macaroni if it weren't for Elmer's Washable School Paste. So, it was with great excitement and a nostalgic heart that I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the Elmer's Summer Craft Camp program.

Here's a 2 minute slideshow that shows the whole process, from start to finish!


It all started with the arrival of this crate...
...filled to the brim with arts & crafts supplies!
There were 5 adorably wrapped kits for kids,
and one big, incredibly generous pack for ME!

We had fun deciding how we were going to make OUR
version of the Elmer's Kids' Craft Camp a sweet success.
Once we picked a theme, we cooked up an invitation:


FELT & BURLAP CUPCAKE INVITATION

Supplies
Blue & Orange Construction Paper
White Card Stock
Brown Felt
A small trimming from the orange burlap craft bag

Step 1:  Using the scissors that came with the large pack, we cut the three papers to size.

Step 2:  Using the tape runner that came in the large pack, we stacked the adhered the papers together.

Step 3:  Using the same 8" scissors, we cut a cup shape from the orange burlap, and a frosting shape from a brown felt.  Using a thin line of Elmer's Glue All, we attached the two together and then affixed them to the invitation.

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On the day of the party, we created a station for each camper:
Each station included:
a white apron
an Elmer's mini bi-fold foam board
AND an Elmer's Kids' Craft kit containing:

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PROJECT #1: DECORATING APRONS
The Elmer's Painters were so easy to use and went
on the blank aprons beautifully!
The paint can be heat-set with an iron or in the dryer after application.

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PROJECT #2:  Cupcake Sleeves
The girls enjoyed trying out all the different patterns on the decorative scissors and found them fun and easy to use!

The full tutorial and a free downloadable template will be posted on Friday.

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PROJECT #3:  Cupcake Platforms
We used scrapbook paper and our glue sticks to make these pretty and functional collapsible cupcake platforms out of the mini bi-fold foam boards.  The girls also thought they'd be a great place for their Barbies to throw a dance party!

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PROJECT #4:  Cupcake Picks

We used the X-acto Corner Rounder Punch on 2x2 pieces of scrapbook paper to make the backgrounds for our whimsical cupcake picks.  We used the thin mini glue spots to affix the sticks and the tulle.

A tutorial for this project will be posted on Monday

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PROJECT #5:  Fondant Flowers
Each girl got their own tray of Neapolitan cupcakes.
I taught the girls how to work with rolled fondant and guided them in making their own fondant flowers.

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PROJECT #6:  CAKE BOX DOODLES
As we were winding down, the girls used the Craft Bond Gel Pens and Project Popperz Dual-Tip Markers to decorate their take-home cake boxes.


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*CRAFT CAMP KIT GIVEAWAY*
Feeling inspired and ready to get craftin' with Elmer's?
Elmer's has generously offered to give one lucky Rook No. 17 reader
(1) Adult craft camp kit and (2) kid craft camp kits
(packaging may differ from the ones pictured here).

Each kid kit includes:

·      CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
·      CraftBond Glue Spots
·      Project Popperz Markers
·      Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board

Each adult kit includes:
·      CraftBond Gel Pens
·      CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
·      CraftBond Tape Runner
·      Painters Markers
·      X-ACTO Zigzag and Scallop scissor packs
·      X-ACTO 8” Scissors
·      X-ACTO Punch


To enter:  
1.  Be a follower of Rook No. 17
2.  Visit the Elmer's website, then come back and tell me which of their craft projects you'd most like to try.

One winner* will be chosen by Random.org on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:59 PM PST
*must be a U.S. Resident
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