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Just Desserts 2020

Just Desserts is an evening full of sweet treats made by local celebrity chefs using Girl Scout Cookies. This previously private event is now open to the public due to overwhelming demand and this is one you won’t want to miss!

Join us on this intergalactic mission through decadent desserts as chefs compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Proceeds from the event’s ticket purchases benefit Girl Scouting locally.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1811 Briar Oaks Ln., Houston TX 77027


2020 Chefs

We're excited to welcome to following chefs to Just Desserts 2020:

  • Abby's Catering
  • Common Bond Cafe and Bakery
  • Fellini Gelato & Caffe
  • HTX Nitro Creamery
  • Le Colonial
  • Smallcakes Houston
  • Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
  • Treacherous Leches

More chefs will be announced soon.

2020 Media and Celebrity Judges

We're excited to welcome to following chefs to Just Desserts 2020:

  • Freddy Cruz – 104.1 KRBE
  • Amy Davis – Click2Houston KPRC-TV
  • Shelby Hodge - PaperCity Magazine
  • Timothy Malcom – Houstonia Magazine
  • Chef Paul Petronella – Paulie’s Restaurant
  • Cristina and Emma Ross – KHOU 11

More judges will be announced soon.

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



Ticket sales for Just Desserts 2020 is now closed.