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…

Vintage Parlour Game DIY:
How to Make a Faux Mercury Glass Set of Dominoes



The game of dominoes is a classic family amusement that is enjoyed all over the world. Not a mere game of chance, this centuries-old pastime involves strategy and skill as well as a bit of luck. Domino sets come in many sizes, but a set of “double nines’ containing 55 pieces is a nice portable size, allowing you to take your game to the park, picnic, or back porch.


Traditional dominoes were made from ivory, bone and ebony. Today, most are made from plastic or resin. 


Here, dominoes get an elegant modern update with a vintage twist. Bold typography replaces the classic dots (or “pips”), and the tiles themselves are made from glass. 

 

Faux Mercury Glass Dominoes
(Double Nines)

MATERIALS

  • 1 12x12 sheet rectangular glass tiles (approx. $10 in the tile section of the home improvement store) You will need 55 tiles in all to complete the set 
  • Domino Typography Sheet, downloaded and printed
  • Mod Podge Gloss waterbase sealer
  • Small paint brush
  • Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer spray, gloss finish
  • Krylon Looking Glass spray
  • A spray bottle filled with a solution of ½ water and ½ white vinegar
  • Soft lint-free cloth or paper towel

INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Remove tiles from the mesh backing.  Soak in a bowl of hot water for five minutes.  Then use a soft-scrub sponge to remove the glue from each tile.  Dry and set aside.
    2. Print both pages of the Domino Typography Sheet on plain white copy paper.  With scissors, cut out each domino face by trimming inside the black lines.
    3. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the white side of a tile.  Apply a paper domino face and press out any air bubbles.  Repeat with remaining tiles and set aside to dry (approximately 10 minutes).
    4. Arrange dominoes with the number side face-up on a sheet of newspaper.  Spray a coat of acrylic sealer and allow to dry. Repeat.
    5. When sealer is dry, flip tiles over on a clean sheet of newspaper.  Spray backs and sides of glass tiles with mirror spray.  Immediately follow with a spritz of the water/vinegar mixture.  Allow 2 minutes to set, then lightly blot with a cloth or paper towel to achieved desired level of antiquing.   Set aside to completely dry for 1 hour.
    6. With silver sides facing up, spray the dominoes with acrylic spray to seal and protect the faux mercury glass finish.   
    7. When tiles are completely dry, you're ready to play! 
 *Tip:  Experiment with creating the mercury glass finish on a few blank tiles before antiquing the pieces with domino faces.

 
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