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.   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

ONE WARM COAT ~ A HEARTWARMING CAUSE

Is your child's school, club, or team looking for a way to make a difference in their community this winter? 

Consider a "ONE WARM COAT" DRIVE:  It's as easy as printing up a flyer, setting out a box, and registering with "One Warm Coat" online  to get connected with agencies in your area that will distribute the coats to people in need during the cold winter months. 

"Take a peek in your closet,
garage or chest
to help out those not quite so blessed.
Should you find a coat
you do not wear
Just bring it here to show you care.
It’s getting cold
And you may find
It warms your heart to be so kind.

Coats and Jackets: New and old
Recycled here to fight the cold .
It doesn’t matter: Big or small
Our humble box accepts them all."

                                ~ Troop #2033's One Warm Coat Poem
I am proud to say that this will be the third year that my daugher's Brownie troop will be organizing a "One Warm Coat" drive at Forest Grove School.  The first year the girls put out a big box in front of the school office that looked like a stack of presents.  Nearly two-hundred new and used coats were generously donated by families from the school.  When the drive was over, a representative from the Salvation Army came and spoke to the girls about what their organization does, and took the coats for distribution to the families of migrant farm workers in our area. 


The second year we created a "Warmth-o-Meter" out of foam board:  as the donations came in the mercury rose indicating how much warmth the collective generosity was generating.  We collected more than 500 coats!  The girls were excited!  The school was excited!  And a representative from Monterey County Family to Family came to recieve the coats and talk to the girls about the role they play in our community helping women and families that are without homes. 

This year the box and Warmth-O-Meter are back and the donations have been pouring in!  It's so simple and so rewarding! 

There are no costs required to organize a One Warm Coat drive.
Most tools and resources are available on the website, free of charge.

To organize a coat drive in your community, simply:

1)  Visit ONE WARM COAT and register your drive
2)  Distribute a flyer asking for donations.  Here's a copy of ours.  Please feel free to use some of the text and/or poem for your drive.
one warm coat

3)  Connect with a local charity that will distribute the coats you've collected to people in need.   ONE WARM COAT can help you do this on their website. 

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