The Arizona Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge Is Back!

Written by Kelly Potts Category: Menus Issue: February 2018
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The best thing about February is back. No, not the Super Bowl. Politely buzz off, Valentine's Day. Bye bye, Mr. Groundhog! We're talking Girl Scout Cookies. Bless the Thin Mint gods.

For the fifth year, the Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is rocking our worlds with the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge (some of my favorite words in the best possible order). 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, S'mores and Savannah Smiles – into a custom dessert creation. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on their menu until February 28, 2018, with a portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold directly supporting Girl Scouting in Arizona, a leader in creating safe, positive spaces for girls to grow in confidence and skills.

My rule of thumb: If its helping others, the calories don't count.

Some highlights from the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Menu:

Brat Haus Slice 2

Brat Haus
Dessert Designer: Jeffrey Schoening
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Meyer Lemon Tart, $8
3622 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
brathausaz.com

Presidio Dessert

Presidio
Dessert Designer: Lucy Nava
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Carlota (Spanish ice box cake), $6.95
519 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
presidiophx.com

Proof2

Proof Canteen at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort Troon North
Dessert Designer: Lance Whipple
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Chocolate Brownie Pie with Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream, $10
10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale
fourseasons.com

Ritas Outside3

Rita's Kitchen at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Dessert Designer: Jeffrey Pilditch
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Trifle, $10
5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale
marriott.com

The Market by Jennifers

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
Dessert Designer: Jennifer Russo
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: The Zesty Lemon (lemon cheesecake on a rosemary and lemon cookie crust), $7
3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
marketbyjennifer.com

The Thumb Fave

The Thumb
Dessert Designer: Susan Kolman
Assigned Cookie: Smores
Dessert: Smores Fudge Pop, $4.25
9393 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale
thethumb.com

For a full list of participating Valley restaurants and a handy map, visit this link.

To share your own dessert creations _ or photos of you and your family enjoying any of the professional desserts listed above – tag us (@phxmagazine on Instagram, @phoenixmagazine on Twitter) and @GSACPC on your posts and don't forget the #dessertchallenge.