Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge

The First-Ever Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge, where chefs from more than a dozen Arizona hotspots – including several right in this community – will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the six beloved brands of Girl Scout cookies – Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Trefoils or Thin Mints – into a custom dessert menu item.

The Herb Box Southbridge - Choco Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwich by Becky Windels
The Herb Box Southbridge – Choco Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwich by Becky Windels

Each restaurant, whose chef selected their cookie flavor via a random drawing, has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from February 1 to February 28, 2014, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the transformation of Camp Sombrero.

The participating restaurants, and their creative desserts, are:

5th and Wine - Samoa Bread Pudding - Photo by Alison Bailin

Name: 5th and Wine
Location: 7051 E. 5th Avenue in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Bread Pudding

Beckett's Table Tagalong Napoleon by Beckett's Table

Name: Beckett’s Table
Location: 3717 E. Indian School Road in Arcadia
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Napoleon

Blue Wasabi's Girl Scout Cookie Roll by Kelly Potts

Name: Blue Wasabi
Location: 2080 E. William Field Road in Gilbert
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Girl Scout Cookie Roll 

Cafe Bink Trefoil Jamboree Ice Cream Push Pop by Alison Bailin

Name: Café Bink
Location: 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive in Carefree
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Jamboree Ice Cream Push Pop

CHoP Kick-Off Ice Cream Sandwich by Kelly Potts

Name: CHoP
Location: 2625 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Cookie: Kick-Off Ice Cream Sandwich

Hopdoddy Girl Scout Shake by Matt Lankes

Name: Hopdoddy
Location: 11055 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Shake Rattle & Roll

Lumberyard by Lumberyard

Name: Lumberyard Brewery
Location: 5 S. San Francisco Street in Flagstaff
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Turtle Cheesecake

Olive + Ivy Blueberry Cheesecake with Girl Scout Cookie Crust Gelato by David Fox

Name: Olive + Ivy
Location: 7135 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Blueberry Cheesecake with Girl Scout Cookie Crust Gelato

Salty Sow - Somoa Coconut Cream Pie in a Jar - Photo by Katie Snyder

Name: Salty Sow
Location: 4801 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Cookie Coconut Cream Pie in a Jar

The Herb Box Southbridge - Choco Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwich by Becky Windels

Name: The Herb Box Southbridge
Location: 7134 E. Stetson Drive in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Choco Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwich

The Herb Box DC Ranch - Savannah Smiles Sunshine Icebox Pie by Becky Windels

Name: The Herb Box DC Ranch
Location: 20707 North Pima Road in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Savannah Smiles Sunshine Icebox Pie

Tom's Thumb Marketplace Do-Si-Do Apple Pie by Alison Bailin

Name: Tom’s Thumb
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Do
Dessert: Do-Si-Do Apple Pie

TQLA

Name: TQLA
Location: 1840 S. Val Vista Drive in Mesa
Assigned Cookie: Tagalong
Dessert: Tagalong Tiramisu

Camp Sombrero, perched at the base of South Mountain Preserve, is owned by the Council and has served girls over the last 40 years.  This 14.5 acre site will be transformed into the Leadership Center for Girls and Women.  This urban program center, with camp appeal, will provide leadership training for girls and women statewide, give girls their first camping experience close to home for some, and serve the surrounding community groups, partner organizations and schools.  The Leadership Center for Girls and Women will be a space where girls can explore and develop a fundamental belief in themselves and their abilities.  The leadership created in this space will, in turn, transform Arizona.

Girl Scout Cookies will be on sale January 27 – March 9, 2014. Unlike past years, the Girl Scouts will not be taking orders but will have all cookies on hand for immediate customer purchase. GSACPC hopes that this ‘direct sale’ model will increase customer satisfaction and cookie sales.

For more information on the challenge, please visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/cookie-fun.

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