Just Desserts 2017 Highlights
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council hosted its annual dessert competition, Just Desserts, at the Junior League of Houston Thursday, January 19. Half-a-dozen pastry chefs from across Houston battered it out to create delicious desserts using Girl Scout Cookies, and Smallcakes Houston was selected as the People’s Choice winner.
This year’s event celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, and the event’s football theme joined in the excitement of Houston hosting Super Bowl LI. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, through which girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money.
More than 100 guests enjoyed the palate-pleasing event as celebrity chefs vied for the best in each of the following categories: Most Creative Recipe, Best Use of Cookie, Best Table Display, Celebrity Judges Favorite, Best Theme Interpretation and People’s Choice Award.