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The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is Back!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Its that time of year again. You know, when you head out to the grocery store only after making sure that you have cash on you for the adorable little girls set up just outside the doors with piles and piles of delicious Girl Scout Cookies.

What you may not know is that 2017 marks the fourth year of the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. Some of your favorite local chefs are tasked with taking those treasured Girl Scout cookies and re-imagining them into delightful desserts that will take an honored spot on their menus during the month of February. The best part of the Challenge, other than a few more ways to incorporate those great Girl Scout cookies into your diet, is that a portion of the proceeds of the dessert sales will go directly to supporting the Girl Scouting Community.

We’ve got a full list of the epic cookie desserts right here, but as an added bonus we are giving away two $25 gift cards to Fresko Mediterranean Grill. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment what your favorite Girl Scout cookie is. Super simple. You can enter at the bottom of this post, but first check out all the desserts that our talented Chef community has come up with.

Restaurants Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge

347 Grill at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle

347 Grill's UltraStar Samoa Brownie Parfait16000 N. Maricopa Road | Maricopa | 85138 | 520.233.2426
Dessert Designer |Frank Abeyta
Assigned Cookie | Samoas
Dessert | UltraStar Samoa Brownie Parfait
Cost |$3.95

Char Kitchen + Bar

Char Kitchen + Bar's Chocolate Mousse with Thin Mint Crumble6107 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85250 | 480.664.9238
Dessert Designer |Peter and Pal Micakaj
Assigned Cookie | Thin Mints
Dessert | Chocolate Mousse with Thin Mint crumble
Cost |$8


Chompie's Thin Mint Cheesecake1160 E. University Drive | Tempe | 85281 | 480.557.0700
4550 E. Cactus Road | Phoenix | 85032 | 602.710.2910
3481 W. Frye Road | Chandler | 85226 | 480.398.3008
9301 E. Shea Blvd. | Scottsdale | 85260 | 480.860.0475
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Ctr. | Glendale | 85308 | 623.344.3104
Dessert Designer | Neal “The Chomper” Borenstein
Assigned Cookie | Thin Mints
Dessert | The Mint Cheesecake
Cost | $5.99


Churn's Savannah Smile Ice Cream5223 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.279.8024
Dessert Designer | Jada Shiya
Assigned Cookie | Savannah Smiles
Dessert | Savannah Smile ice cream
Cost | $3.50/per regular scoop
$3.00/kid’s scoop
$4.50/double scoop
$5.50/triple scoop

Compass Arizona Grill at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Compass Arizona Grill's Tagalong Crunch Bar122 N. 2nd St. | Phoenix | 85004 | 602.252.1234
Dessert Designer  David Duarte
Assigned Cookie  Tagalongs
Dessert |Tagalong Crunch Bar
Cost | $8

Coup des Tartes

Coup des Tartes' Decadent Thin Mint Chocolate Tarte1725 E. Osborn Road | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.212.1082
Dessert Designer | Ron Pacioni
Assigned Cookie | Thin Mints
Dessert | Decadent Thin Mint Chocolate Tarte
Cost | $9

Drexyl Modern American

Drexyl Modern American's Tagalong Cookie Dark Chocolate Sphere8877 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85258 | 480.840.1861
Dessert Designer | Scott Paget
Assigned Cookie | Tagalongs
Cost | $11
Dessert | Tagalong Cookie Dark Chocolate Sphere

Flower Child

Flower Child's Toffee-tastic Chocolate Pudding100 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85012 | 480.212.0180
10460 N. 90th St. | Scottsdale | 85258 | 480.240.4400
5013 N. 44th St. | Phoenix | 85018 | 602.429.6222
Dessert Designer | Peder Bondhus
Assigned Cookie | Toffee-tastic
Dessert | Toffee-tastic Chocolate Pudding
Cost | $5

Fresko: A Mediterranean Kitchen

Fresko Mediterranean Kitchen's Melopita5033 E. Elliot Road | Phoenix | 85044 | 480.940.3669
Dessert Designer | Janna Harris
Assigned Cookie | Savannah Smiles
Dessert | Melopita (Greek Honey Cake)
Cost | $4.50

Jalapeño Inferno

Jalepeno Inferno's Girl Scout Cookie Banana Cream Pie20825 N. Pima Road | Scottsdale | 85255 | 480.513.8332
23587 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85255 | 480.585.6442
Dessert Designer | Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie | Trefoils
Dessert | Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie
Cost | $5

Lumberyard Brewing Company

Lumberyard Brewing Company's Strawberry Shortcake Parfait5 S. San Francisco St. | Flagstaff | 86001 | 928.679.2739
Dessert Designer | Richard Kimball
Assigned Cookie | Trefoils
Dessert | Strawberry Shortcake Parfait
Cost | $4.95

Olive + Ivy

Olive & Ivy's Trefoil Cherry Cheesecake Gelato7135 E. Camelback Road | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.751.2200
Dessert Designer | Kelli Sappington
Assigned Cookie | Trefoil
Dessert | Trefoil Cherry Cheesecake Gelato
Cost | $3.25 per scoop

Proof Canteen at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort Troon North

Proof Canteen's Triple Decker Do-si-do Delight10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive | Scottsdale | 85262 | 480.513.5085
Dessert Designer | Calena Srutowski
Assigned Cookie | Do-si-dos
Dessert | Triple Decker Do-si-do Delight
Cost | $10

Rhythm & Wine

Rhythm & Wine's Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road | Scottsdale | 85255 | 480.478.6999
Dessert Designer | Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie | Trefoils
Dessert | Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie
Cost | $5

Rusconi’s American Kitchen

Rusconi's American Kitchen's Chocolate Chunk Samoa Pecan Pie10637 N. Tatum Blvd. | Phoenix | 85028 | 480.483.0009
Dessert Designer | Dave Rico
Assigned Cookie | Samoas
Dessert | Chocolate Chunk Samoa Pecan Pie
Cost | $8

Silver Pine Restaurant at the Little America Hotel

Silver Pine at Little America's Samoa Tiramisu2515 E. Butler Ave. | Flagstaff | 86004 | 928.779.7950
Dessert Designer | Vanessa Ronspies
Assigned Cookie | Samoas
Dessert | Samoa Tiramisu
Cost | $8

Sorso Wine Room

Sorso Wine Room 's#MintHappens Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Mousse15323 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85254 | 480.951.4344
Dessert Designer | Paige Murphy
Assigned Cookie | Thin Mints
Dessert | #MintHappens Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Mousse
Cost | $7

The Crepe Club

The Crepe Club's Tag-a-Crepe-Along2502 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.956.0087
Dessert Designer | Omar Tarabichi
Assigned Cookie | Tagalongs
Dessert | Tag-a-Crepe-Along
Cost | $7.95

The Henry

The Henry's Samoa Doughnut with Toasted Coconut Cream Filling4455 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018 | 602.429.8020
Dessert Designer | Lucia Alferez
Assigned Cookie | Samoas
Dessert | Samoa Doughnut with Toasted Coconut Cream Filling
Cost | $3 per doughnut

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge : The Market by Jennifer's Restaurant + Bar's Twixted Trefoil Bar3603 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018 | 602.626.5050
Dessert Designer | Jennifer Russo
Assigned Cookie | Trefoils
Dessert | Twixted Trefoil Bar
Cost | $10

The Thumb

The Thumb's Minty Oh!9393 E. Bell Road | Scottsdale | 85260 | 480.513.8186
Dessert Designer | Susan Kolman
Assigned Cookie | Thin Mints
Dessert | Minty Oh!
Cost | $4.25

Twisted Grove

Twisted Grove's T.A.G. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich8220 N. Hayden Road | Scottsdale | 85258 | 480.699.0811
Dessert Designer | Christopher Collins
Assigned Cookie | Tagalongs
Dessert | T.A.G. (Tagalongs Are Great) Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Cost | $5

Have your own dessert creation? Photos of you and your family enjoying any of the above dishes? Post a photo to social media and be sure to use the hashtag #dessertchallenge.

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Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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One Response

  1. Heather W says:

    Wow! So many amazing desserts! My favorite Girl Scout cookie is Tagalongs.

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