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Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is BACK this February at Restaurants Across the Valley and Flagstaff


GSACPC is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning
Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge!

For the third year in a row, chefs from top restaurants across central and northern Arizona will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert with one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout Cookies into a custom dessert menu item. 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 from February 1-29, 2016. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from desserts sold will go toward supporting Girl Scouting in our community!

The participating restaurants, and their creative desserts, are:

Restaurant: 32 Shea
Location: 10626 N. 32nd Street in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Theresa “Chef T” Willie
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoas Cookie Pecan Shortbread Coconut Caramel Trifle

Restaurant: 5th and Wine
Location: 7051 E. 5th Avenue in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Enrique Sanchez
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Warm Tagalong Dulce de Leches Cake

Restaurant: BlueFire Grille at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort and Villas
Location: 6333 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Patrick Doyle
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Savanna Smiles Crumble Crust Prickly Pear Cheese Cake

Restaurant: Copper Leaf Gastrolounge
Location: 4225 N. Craftsman Court in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Todd Williams
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Pizza Cookie

Restaurant: Churn
Location: 5223 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jada Shaiya
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Restaurant: Kelly’s at Southbridge
Location: 7117 E. 6th Avenue in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Casey
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant: Lumberyard Brewery
Location: 5 S. San Francisco Street in Flagstaff
Chef/Dessert Designer: Richard Kimball
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwich

Restaurant: Olive + Ivy
Location: 7135 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Sappington
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Gelato

Restaurant:  Paul Martin’s American Grill
Location: 6186 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer:
Assigned Cookie:
Samoas
Dessert: Caramel Delight

Restaurant: Rhythm & Wine
Location: 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Savannah Chambord Raspberry Mousse

Restaurant: Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Location: 10637 N. Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Michael Rusconi 
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Banana Cream Samoa Jar

Restaurant: The Henry
Location: 4455 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix/Arcadia
Chef/Dessert Designer: Marissa Pintor
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Donuts

Restaurant: The Market By Jennifer’s Restaurant + Bar
Location: 3603 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix/Arcadia
Chef/Dessert Designer:
Assigned Cookie:
Trefoils
Dessert: “Twixted” Trefoil Bar

Restaurant: Tom’s Thumb
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Andrea Madrid
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Dos
Dessert: Do-Si-Decadent Cheesecake

In 2015, the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge inspired home cooks and families to get creative with Girl Scout Cookies. In fact, Girl Scouts sold more than 3.25 million packages of cookies – the largest sale in Council history, says Susan de Queljoe of the local Council. The Council hopes the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge will help break that sales record in 2016.

For more information on the challenge, visit the Dessert Challenge page. And be sure to get social with us! Tag all of your Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge photos with #DessertChallenge and #GirlScoutsAZ to join the movement!