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Connie Chavez Villarreal

Chefs Work with Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies at Girl Scout Signature Dessert Event!

HOUSTON (Feb. 17, 2009) – Some of the finest chefs in Houston and the surrounding areas will gather tomorrow evening for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s annual Just Desserts event. Cookie lovers are in for a sweet treat as chefs are teamed up with young Girl Scouts to make desserts from Girl Scout cookies and compete for multiple titles. The event preludes “Cookie Booth” sales which begin Feb. 20. Girl Scouts will sell cookies outside neighborhood grocery stores through March 29.

Celebrity judges will try the decadent desserts to pick the winners for Best Use of Cookie, Most Delicious, Most Enthusiastic, Most Fun Table Display, Girl Scout Judges Favorite, Most Creative Recipe, Best Dessert Presentation, Celebrity Judges Favorite and People’s Choice Award.

  • WHO: Chefs, Girl Scouts and COOKIES!
  • WHAT: Just Desserts- chefs will pair up with Girl Scouts to create unique desserts from Girl Scout cookies
  • WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 19
    4:30 p.m. Chef Set-up
    5:30 p.m. Celebrity Judging
    7 p.m. Announcement of Winners
  • WHERE: La Colombe d’Or - Le Grand Salon
    3407 Yoakum Blvd.
    Corner of Yoakum and Hawthorne

PHOTO OP: Chefs and Girl Scouts will pair up to create row after row of scrumptious desserts

There’s still time to satisfy your cookie craving! Beginning February 20, girls will be offering cookies at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The sale ends March 29. The public can call 1-888-GS-COOKIE or visit to enter their zip code and be directed to the nearest Girl Scout Cookie Booth.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit