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Girl Scouts Just Desserts Centennial Birthday Bash a Sweet Success!

Houston-area dessert chefs unveiled tasty treats made with Girl Scout cookies

(February 10, 2012) – The 100th anniversary year of Girl Scouting in the Houston area is off to a great start. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council hosted its annual donor appreciation event, Just Desserts on Thursday, February 2 at the Hotel Icon in downtown Houston.  Eight celebrity chefs from around Houston, paired with Girl Scout sous chefs, faced off in a battle of the batter, making original desserts using the infamous Girl Scout Cookie.  

More than 125 guests enjoyed the pallet-pleasing event as celebrity chefs vied for the title of Best Use of Cookie, Most Delicious, Most Camp Friendly, Most Fun Table Display, Girl Scout Judges Favorite, Most Creative Recipe, Best Dessert Presentation, Celebrity Judges Favorite and People’s Choice Award. The Hotel Icon served as the perfect venue since the hotel building is also 100 years old.  

This year’s participants included chefs from Haven, Grand Finale Catering, Fluff Bake bar, Dessert Gallery, Amy’s Ice Cream, Line & Lariat, Ooh La La: The Dessert Boutique and Michael’s Cookie Jar.

Girl Scouts were paired with members of the media who served as the competition’s judges, which included Sonia Azad of ABC-13,  KPRC Local 2’s Amy Davis and Taylor Bryne-Dodge of My Table magazine, Tiffany Craig of KHOU-11, Dana Donovan of Houston Family Magazine and Rebecca Suarez of Univision. The girl judges were all top cookie sellers, having each sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies during the 2010-2011 Girl Scout year.

This year’s winners included:

Most Creative Recipe:  Haven
Best Use of Cookie: Grand Finale Catering
Most Fun Table Display: Fluff Bake Bar
Celebrity Judges Favorite: Dessert Gallery
Girl Scout Judge Favorite: Amy’s Ice Cream
Most Delicious: Line & Lariat
Most Camp Friendly: Ooh La La: The Dessert Boutique
Best Birthday Theme: Michael’s Cookie Jar
The People’s Choice: Dessert Gallery


Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 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 the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.



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