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Just Desserts

Just Desserts is an evening full of sweet treats made from Girl Scout Cookies. This event, which started as a donor appreciation event and now open to the public due to overwhelming demand, is one you won’t want to miss!

Join GSSJC as local chefs serve up delicious desserts made using Girl Scout Cookies. Guests spend the evening indulging their sweet tooth amidst themed décor, and it’s all for a good cause! Proceeds from the event’s ticket purchases benefit Girl Scouting locally.

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.

2017 Awards

Most Creative Recipe
The Cupcake Cowgirls - Peanut Butter Patties

Best Use of Cookie
Smallcakes Houston - Lemonades

Best Table Display
Maine-Ly Sandwiches - Peanut Butter Sandwich

Celebrity Judges Favorite
Ooh La La: The Dessert Boutique - Caramel DeLites

Best Theme Interpretation
Gigi's Cupakes - Post Oak - Thin Mints

People’s Choice Award
Smallcakes Houston - Lemonades

2017 Media Judges

Patricia Lopez - ABC 13

Amy Davis - KPRC 2

Tiffany Craig - KHOU 11

Lizzet Lopez - Univision

Katharine Schilcutt - Houstonia Magazine

Just Desserts 2018

Details coming late fall 2017