Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council held its annual donor appreciation event, Just Desserts, at La Colombe d'Or last Thursday, January 23. Eight Houston area restaurants are invited each year and assigned one Girl Scout Cookie flavor. They must then create a delicious dessert using their Girl Scout Cookie, which are served up both donors and a panel of judges.
Our judges panel each year is a combination of local media representatives and Girl Scout co-judges. Each pair has the difficult task of sampling all the desserts and deciding what awards to give out. This year's media judges included: Sonia Azad from KTRK Channel 13, Amy Davis from KPRC Channel 2, Dana Donovan from Houston Family Magazine, Lizzet Lopez from Univision Channel 45, Eric Sandler from CultureMap and Katharine Shilcutt from Houstonia Magazine.
Awards handed out at Just Desserts this year included:
Most Creative Recipe
Cacao and Cardamom – Cranberry Citrus Crisp
Best Use of Cookie
Main Course Cooking School – Thin Mint
Best Table Display
The Pastry of Dreams – Thanks-A-Lot
Celebrity Judge’s Favorite
Maine-Ly Sandwiches – Peanut Butter Sandwich
Girl Scout Judge Favorite
Smallcakes – Shortbread
The Village Bakery – Lemonades
Most Camp Friendly
The Sweet Boutique – Peanut Butter Patty
Best Theme Interpretation
Haven – Caramel DeLight
People’s Choice Award
Congratulations to all our winners! Thank you to our media judges as well as our 1000+ Club members for their participation as well. And, most importantly, thank you to our donors! You help make Girl Scouting a reality for more than 60,000 girls in southeast Texas each year, and without you we couldn't build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.