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What’s Better Than Girl Scout Cookies? A Dessert Built Around Girl Scout Cookies!

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Alison Bailin 2 Comments

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. For the second year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies – Do-Si-Dos, Samoas Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and new flavor Rah Rah Raisins – into a custom dessert menu item. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from through February 28, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the transformation of the local Council’s Camp Sombrero to a Leadership Center for Girls and Women.

Girl Scout Cookie ChallengeWith only a week left to check out these tasty treats, Phoenix Bites has put together this handy dandy listing, which is also available with a map here:

32 Shea Double Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie MousseRestaurant: 32 Shea
Location: 10626 N. 32nd Street in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Theresa “Chef T” Willie
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mint
Dessert: Double Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Mousse

5th & Wine - RaRa Cookie Mudslide 2Restaurant: 5th and Wine
Location: 7051 E. 5th Avenue in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Enrique Sanchez
Assigned Cookie: Rah-Rah-Raisins
Dessert: Rah Rah Cookie Mud Pie

Binks - Banana Trefoil Puddin'Restaurant: Bink’s Midtown, Bink’s Scottsdale and Café Bink’s
Locations: Phoenix, Scottsdale and Carefree
Chef/Dessert Designer: Amy Binkley and Justin Olsen
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Banana Trefoil Puddin’

Blue Wasabi - Tempura Thin Mint Ice CreamRestaurant: Blue Wasabi
Location: 2080 E. William Field Road in Gilbert
Chef/Dessert Designer: Christian Palomares
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Tempura Thin Mint Ice Cream

CHoP - Tagalong ShortbreadRestaurant: CHoP
Location: 2625 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler
Chef/Dessert Designer: Grant Gates
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Shortbread

Criollo Citrus Trefoil TrifleRestaurant: Criollo
Location: 16 N. San Francisco Street in Flagstaff
Chef/Dessert Designer: Hillary Wamble
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Citrus Trefoil Trifle

Del Friscos - Rum Raisin Ice Cream SandwichRestaurant: Del Frisco’s
Location: 2425 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jimmy Ton
Assigned Cookie: Rah-Rah-Raisins
Dessert: Rum Raisin Ice Cream Sandwich

DPOV - Respect the LegacyRestaurant: Different Pointe of View
Location: 11111 N. 7th Street in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Lara Coleman
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Respect the Legacy

Gelato Spot - Samoa Cookie GelatoRestaurant: Gelato Spot
Location: 4166 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Josh Bracher
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Cookie Gelato

Grimaldis - Samoa CheesecakeGrimaldis - Thin Mint CheesecakeRestaurant: Grimaldi’s
Locations: All Arizona locations throughout Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria, Scottsdale and Tucson
Chef/Dessert Designer: Cory Lattuca
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints & Samoas
Desserts: Chocolate Thin Mint Cheesecake as well as a Samoa Cheesecake offering

Kelly's - Tagalong Chocolate Donut HolesRestaurant: Kelly’s at Southbridge
Location: 7117 E. 6th Avenue in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Casey
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Chocolate Donut Holes

Lumberyard - Do-Si-Do Gooey CakeRestaurant: Lumberyard Brewery
Location: 5 S. San Francisco Street in Flagstaff
Chef/Dessert Designer: Richard Kimball
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Do
Dessert: Do-Si-Do Peanut Butter Gooey Cake

Melting Pot Mojito Chocolate FondueRestaurant: Melting Pot
Locations: All Valley locations throughout Ahwatukee/Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jon Boggs
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Melting Pot Dark Chocolate Mojito Fondue

Olive and Ivy - Chocolate Peanut Butter GelatoRestaurant: Olive Ivy
Location: 7135 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Sappington
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato with Girl Scout Tagalong Cookie Crunch

Over Easy - Chocolate Do-Si-Do muffin 1Restaurant: Over Easy
Locations: All Valley locations throughout Arcadia, Gilbert and Mesa
Chef/Dessert Designer: Aaron May
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Do
Dessert: Chocolate Do-Si-Dos Muffins

Rusconi - Samoa DecadenceRestaurant: Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Location 10637 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Michael Rusconi
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Decadence

Sushi Roku Thin Mint Chocolate Mousse DomeRestaurant: Sushi Roku
Location: 7277 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Joy Butteweg
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Chocolate Mousse Dome

The Henry - Thin Mint DoughnutsRestaurant: The Henry
Location: 4455 E. Camelback Road in Arcadia
Chef/Dessert Designer: Marissa Pintor
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Doughnuts

Second Story - Chocolate TartRestaurant: The Second Story
Location: 4166 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale (upstairs from The Gelato Spot noted above)
Chef/Dessert Designer: Josh Bracher
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Bruleed Salted Chocolate Tart with Somoa Cookie Crust

Toms Thumb - The TomoaRestaurant: Tom’s Thumb
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Lisa Anderson
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa The Tom-oa

Camp Sombrero, located at the base of South Mountain Preserve, is a 14.5 acre site that has been owned and used by Girl Scouts for the past 51 years.

“It’s time to better utilize this beautiful property and transform it into an urban program center, with camp appeal, to provide leadership training for girls and women, give girls their first camping experience close to home and serve the surrounding community groups, partner organizations and schools,” says Susan de Queljoe of the local Council.  “We’re halfway to our fundraising goal for Camp Sombrero and look toward beginning phased construction in early 2015.”

In addition to benefiting from the dessert challenge, a portion of the Council proceeds from all local 2015 Girl Scout cookie sales will also benefit the Camp Sombrero project. The transformation of Camp Sombrero is one of the local Council’s objectives as part of its overarching Campaign for Girls in Arizona.

“Our comprehensive campaign goal is to raise $15 million in philanthropic support. This will enable us to significantly expand and enhance the Girl Scout experience for more girls,” says de Queljoe. “When the Girl Scouts reach their 2015 cookie sales goal, with the help of the chefs, they will have raised more than $1 million for the Campaign for Girls, from the sale of cookies.

Girl Scout Cookies will be on sale January 26 to March 8, 2015. Like last year, the Girl Scouts  will have all cookies on hand for immediate customer purchase. Please also note that while select Councils nationwide are piloting a Digital Cookie order program through GSUSA this year, the local Council is not participating in the pilot, but expects to provide this program in the next few years after GSUSA completes testing and formalizes best practices.

For more information on the challenge, please visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/dessertchallenge. And be sure to get social with us! Tag any and all of your Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge photos and posts with #DessertChallenge and #GirlScoutsAZ to join in the movement!

About the Author - Alison Bailin

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