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Just Desserts 2019

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 a delicious dessert made using Girl Scout Cookies.

This year we’re taking a trip Around the World, with stops along the way at all of the Girl Scout World Centers. Join us for a taste of Mexico, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Africa and India on this culinary adventure.

Guests will 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.

2019 Highlights

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., hosted its annual dessert competition, Just Desserts, at the Junior League of Houston Wednesday, January 16. Nine chefs from across Houston went head-to-head to create the most delicious desserts using Girl Scout cookies. All The Crave Cheesecakes was selected for the People’s Choice award.

This year’s around the world theme recognized that Girl Scouts is a global organization with the mission to empower young girls everywhere. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® helps teach girls entrepreneurial skills, such as how to become effective leaders, manage finances, gain self-sufficiency and develop confidence in handling money.

The program is also the fuel that powers the unique experiences and adventures girls have as members of the organization. Cookie booths will open on February 22 and the sale ends on March 24. You can visit for more information on how to purchase cookies.

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed the event as media judges and their Girl Scout partners deliberated on which dessert would be the best in each of the following categories: Best Dessert Presentation, Best Table Display, Best Theme Interpretation, Best Use of Cookie, Celebrity Judges Favorite, Girl Judges Favorite, Most Camp Friendly, Most Creative Recipe and Most Delicious. Attendees voted for their favorite to choose the People’s Choice award.

This year’s participants included: All The Crave Cheesecakes, Arte Pizzeria, The Cupcake Cowgirls Cypress, HTX Nitro Creamery, lick’d, Maine-ly Sandwiches, Michael’s Cookie Jar and Smallcakes Houston.

This year’s team of media judges included: Amy Davis of KPRC Ch. 2; Maddy Rivera of FOX 26; Sharron Melton of CW39; Ingrid Barrera of Telemundo; Joy Sewing of Houston Chronicle and Eric Sandler of

List of Awards:

  • Best Dessert Presentation: Smallcakes Houston
  • Best Table Display: lick’d
  • Best Theme Interpretation: Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Best Use of Cookie: Arte Pizzeria
  • Celebrity Judges Favorite: All The Crave Cheesecakes
  • Girl Judges Favorite: Cupcake Kitchen Houston
  • Most Camp Friendly: The Cupcake Cowgirls Cypress
  • Most Creative Recipe: HTX Nitro Creamery
  • Most Delicious: Maine-ly Sandwiches
  • People’s Choice: All The Crave Cheesecakes
2019 Chefs

Thank you to the following chefs for joining us at Just Desserts 2019:

  • All The Crave Cheesecakes
  • Arte Pizzeria
  • The Cupcake Cowgirls Cypress
  • Cupcake Kitchen Houston
  • HTX Nitro Creamery
  • lick'd by Kim Nguyen, Culinary Arts Instructor at Alvin Community College
  • Mainely Sandwiches
  • Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Smallcakes Houston
2019 Media Judges

Thank you to the following media judges for joining us at  Just Desserts 2019:

  • Amy Davis - KPRC 2
  • Eric Sandler - CultureMap
  • Ingrid Barrera - Telemundo Houston
  • Joy Sewing - Houston Chronicle
  • Maddy Rivera - FOX 26 Houston
  • Sharron Melton - CW39