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Just Desserts 2018

There is much debate about who is the ultimate superhero, but at Girl Scouts we believe that G.I.R.L.s (Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk Taskers and Leaders)TM are true superheroes.

Thank you to all our guests who dusted off their capes, masks, hammers or shields and joined us for the ultimate culinary mission: taste-testing desserts made from Girl Scout Cookies!

See our 2018 Just Desserts highlights, awards, photos and more below.

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 

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,
  • Cory Garcia, Houstonia Magazine
  • Ingrid Barrera, Telemundo
  • Tiffany Craig, KHOU, Ch. 11
  • Patricia Lopez