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5th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge

February 1–28, 2018 

During the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season, 24 restaurants throughout central and northern Arizona are going head-to-head to create a winning dessert with one of the Girl Scout Cookie flavors. Chefs are using their culinary prowess to re-imagine a classic Girl Scout Cookie into a delicious dessert menu item that will be featured on the menu throughout February. Best of all – a portion of the proceeds from all desserts sold at their restaurants will go toward supporting Girl Scouting in our community!

The most desserts sold at the end of the challenge will be crowned the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge Champion. Cast your vote by visiting one of the participating locations today!

See participants below and download this handy map!


Join the fun:

  1. Try the featured desserts and share your reviews on social media. Tag any and all of your Dessert Challenge photos and posts with #DessertChallenge and #GirlScoutsAZ!
  2. Buy extra cookies to recreate recipes at home! Find a cookie booth near you with our Cookie Finder. To share your own dessert creations simply tag any social media posts with #DessertChallenge.


2018 Challengers and their creative desserts:

Aioli Burger
Dessert Designer: Thomas D'Ambrosio
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong -You're It - Premier Milk Shake
Cost: $6
Location: 10652 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Brat Haus
Dessert Designer: Jeffrey Schoening
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Meyer Lemon Tart
Cost: $8
Location: 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Fair Trade Café
Dessert Designer: Stephanie Vazquez
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Pura Vida Cheesecake
Cost: $4.25
Location: 1020 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Fuego Grill
Dessert Designer: Diego Espinoza
Assigned Cookie: Do-si-dos
Dessert: Jessie’s Delight
Cost: $4.69
Location: 9118 W. Van Buren Street Tolleson, AZ 85353

Grape Wine Bistro
Dessert Designer: Kellie Pruitt
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Crazy Milkshake Food Coma Ride
Cost: $9
Location: 23335 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Lumberyard Brewing Company
Dessert Designer: Winnie Hanseth
Assigned Cookie: Tagalong
Dessert: Tagalong Mousse Jar
Cost: $5.39
Location: 5 S. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Market Street Kitchen
Dessert Designer: Matt Keeler
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Claire’s Badge
Cost: $7
Location: 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Ocean Prime
Dessert Designer: Jagger Griffin
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Savannah Smiles Vanilla and Lemon Raspberry Tart
Cost: $12
Location: 5455 E. High Street, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Olive + Ivy
Dessert Designer: Summer Ormsby
Assigned Cookie: Tagalong
Dessert: Tagalong Gelato
Cost: $3.25 for one scoop; $4.25 for two scoops; $6.00 for three scoops
Location: 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dessert Designer: Lucy Nava
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Carlota
Cost: $6.95
Location: 519 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Proof Canteen at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort Troon North
Dessert Designer: Lance Whipple
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Chocolate Brownie Pie with Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream
Cost: $10
Location: 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar
Dessert Designer: Jeremiah Gracia
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Cost: $9
Location: 15703 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382

Rita's Kitchen at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Dessert Designer: Jeffrey Pilditch
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Trifle
Cost: $10
Location: 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Rusconi's American Kitchen
Dessert Designer: Dave Rico
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Banana Cream Pie in a Jar with Tagalong Crust
Cost: $8
Location: 10637 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85028

Silver Pine Restaurant at Little America Hotel Flagstaff
Dessert Designer: Vanessa Ronspies (a former Girl Scout)
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mint
Dessert: Silver Pine Malted Mint Ice Cream
Cost: $6
Location: 2515 E Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats
Dessert Designers: Sergio and Country Velador
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Pineapple Samoas Cheesecake
Cost: $4.99
Location: 7120 E 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Covenant
Dessert Designer: Rich Putman
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Crème de Menthe
Cost: $7
Location: 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028

The Haymaker Restaurant 
Dessert Designer: Joe Lucidi
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Mommy’s Spiked Samoa Milkshake
Available at Peoria and Goodyear Locations:
24762 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy., Peoria, AZ 85383
1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85395

The Henry
Dessert Designer: Lucia Alferez
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Mint Crème
Cost: $3
Location: 4455 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Herb Box
Dessert Designer: Monique “Mo” Kauppi
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Vegan Thin Mint Ding Dong
Cost: $8 on restaurant menu; $6 in bakery
Available at both Scottsdale locations:
7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
Dessert Designer: Jennifer Russo
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: The Zesty Lemon
Cost: $7
Location: 3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Thumb
Dessert Designer: Susan Kolman
Assigned Cookie: S’mores
Dessert: S’mores Fudge Pop
Cost: $4.25
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Tres Leches Café
Dessert Designer: Jose Rivera
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Mas Latte
Cost: $4.50 for 12 ounce; $5.50 for 16 ounce; $6.50 for 34 ounce
Location: 1330 W. Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ 85007