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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

2018 Highlights
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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 CultureMap.com. 

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2018 Awards

Best Dessert Presentation
Cacao & Cardamom

Best Table Display
Michael’s Cookie Jar

Best Theme Interpretation
Smallcakes Houston

Best Use of Cookie
HTX Nitro Creamery

Celebrity Judges Favorite
Maine-ly Sandwiches

Most Creative Recipe
I’ll Have What She’s Having

Most Delicious
Arte Pizzeria

People’s Choice
Arte Pizzeria

2018 Chefs

Thank you to the following chefs for participating in Just Desserts 2018:

  • Arte Pizzeria
  • Cacao & Cardamom
  • HTX Nitro Creamery
  • I’ll Have What She’s Having
  • Mainely Sandwiches
  • Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Small Cakes Houston
2018 Media Judges

Thank you to the following media judges for participating in Just Desserts 2018:

  • Amy Davis, KPRC, Ch. 2
  • Eric Sandler, CultureMap.com
  • Cory Garcia, Houstonia Magazine
  • Ingrid Barrera, Telemundo
  • Tiffany Craig, KHOU, Ch. 11
  • Patricia Lopez