Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

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.   Print With Image Without Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Yield: 8 Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a

DIY: Pressed Flower Easter Egg Tutorial

After the fun I had last year adhering elegant Silhouettes to Easter eggs, I felt inspired to try embellishing my eggs with a different paper-thin medium this year. 

What could be more naturally lovely and simple than pressed flowers?  These beautiful eggs require only three materials:  eggs, pressed flowers and Mod Podge.  

Lacking the patience to press my own flowers, I sent away for a sample pack of pressed blossoms from Greetings of Grace.  After a bit of trial and error, I determined that the thinner the flower, the easier they are to adhere.  Try to avoid flowers, like daisies, that have thick centers.  Here are some of the types of flowers that work best:  pansies, verbenas, violas, hydrangeas and forget me nots.

Each egg can hold 6-8 blossoms, although I liked the way that the single chrysanthemum on the stem turned out.  The pressed flowers can be purchased in packages and end up costing only a few pennies each.  

Ready to make some?  Let's go...

Easy Pressed Flower Easter Eggs

  • Eggs (hard boiled, or blown if you intend to keep them after Easter)
  • Pressed flowers
  • Mod Podge Gloss Formula
  • A semi-soft, flat paint brush
  • Optional:  A Blas-Fix egg blowing tool

Step 1:  Prepare eggs by hard-boiling or blowing.  Tip:  A few years ago I bought a Blas-Fix egg blowing tool.  It sure beats the migraines I would get from doing it the old fashioned way.  The Blas-Fix is a German tool that uses a small catheter and pump.  It comes with a little tool for drilling a small hole in the egg.  That's it, just one little hole.  No blow-outs.  You can pick one up for less than $6 on Amazon.  I've had the same one for years.  

Step 2:   Brush some Mod Podge on your egg, where you would like the flower to go.  

Step 3:  Use the paint brush to "pick-up" the flower and place it gently on the egg.

Step 4:  Cover the flower with Mod Podge and use paint brush to gently press out any air pockets.  Repeat with remaining flowers.


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