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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.

Just Desserts 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027

Ticket sales for Just Desserts 2019 are now closed. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

2019 Chefs

We are excited to welcome the following chefs to 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

We are excited to welcome the following media judges to Just Desserts 2019:

  • Amy Davis - KPRC 2
  • Eric Sandler - CultureMap
  • Ingrid Barrera - Telemundo Houston
  • Joy Sewing - Houston Chronicle
  • Lara Bell - Swoon Media
  • Natalie Hee - FOX 26 Houston
  • Sharron Melton - CW39
2018 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 Thursday, January 18. Seven chefs from across Houston went head-to-head to create the most delicious desserts using Girl Scout Cookies, and Arte Pizzeria was selected as the People’s Choice.

This year’s superhero theme recognized the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Program® for teaching 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.

More than 200 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 Table Display, Best Theme Interpretation, Best Use of Girl Scout Cookie, Celebrity Judges Favorite, Most Delicious and Most Creative Recipe. Attendees voted for their favorite to choose the People’s Choice.

This year’s participants included: Arte Pizzeria, Cacao & Cardamom, HTX Nitro Creamery, I’ll Have What She’s Having, Maine-ly Sandwiches, Michael’s Cookie Jar and Smallcakes Houston.

This year’s team of media judges included: Patricia Lopez, formerly of KTRK Ch. 13; Amy Davis of KPRC Ch. 2; Corey Garcia of Houstonia Magazine; Tiffany Craig of KHOU Ch. 11; Ingrid Barrera of Telemundo and Eric Sandler of