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: The Key to Easy Painted Plates, Mugs and Bowls

Any chef will tell you that the key to good cooking
is starting with good, fresh ingredients.

The same could be said of crafting:
Using quality tools and supplies is essential.

Recently, craft-maven Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks! introduced a line of peel and stick stencils from Plaid.   These easy-to-use, re-useable, self-adhesive stencils are the key to adding artful touches to your craft projects in a snap!  

The stencils work beautifully for glass etching.
 They can be used with:
  • Mod Podge and glitter to create glittered designs
  • Etching cream on glassware
  • Glass/Ceramic paint to embellish glass
  • Acrylic paint and much more!

You've likely seen dozens of tutorials out there for embellishing plain ceramicware and glassware.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, today's post is all about selecting the right tools for professional-looking custom dinnerware in as few steps, and with as little room for error as possible.  This method is perfect for beginners.

Customizing your dishes, mugs, glasses or bowls with Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencils requires only 3 tools:  The stencil, the paint, and a foam brush.  Best of all, it takes only about a minute to stencil a piece, so you can embellish an entire dinner service for eight in less than 20 minutes.  Ready to get started? 

  • 1 Mod Podge Rocks! Peel and Stick Stencil*
  • A glass or ceramic surface
  • Opaque Gloss Glass Paint (Food and Upper-rack dishwasher safe)
  • A foam brush or spouncer (pictured below)
  • A dish, platter, mug, bowl, etc.

mod podge rocks peel and stick stencil diy project

Step 1:  Make sure that the surface where you will be applying the stencil is clean.  Peel stencil from the acetate backing and apply to the surface where you will painting.  Make sure that stencil has no gaps or air bubbles.

Step 2:  Use foam brush or spouncer to dab paint over the stencil.  Wait 1 minute to allow paint to settle.

Step 3:  Gently peel off the stencil.  Follow manufacturer's directions on the paint for oven or air curing.  Rinse stencil.  Pat dry.  Repeat if desired.

Tip:  To remove any smudges or streaks, remove the cotton from one end of a cotton swab.  Moisten slightly.  Then use to clean up any fine details.

These craft supplies were the key to my success in this project:

*  I received one key-motif stencil from Amy for the purpose of review.  This is not a sponsored post.

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