By Renee Trout
8 varieties of Girl Scout Cookies
4-5 Girl Scout Troops (any age level)
4-5 local chefs
1 panel of judges
Unlimited amount of community supporters
1 evening of delicious fun
Mix all ingredients with creativity, flair, and ambition. Serve on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau, MO and you have created something fabulous that we call Just Desserts!
More than a fundraising event, this exciting evening allows Girl Scouts a chance to work with renowned chefs to create a totally new recipe using Girl Scout cookies. Participants can sample all the delicious entries and vote on their favorite dessert by purchasing a vote for $1 each (you can vote as many times as you like). The entry with the most votes is named “People’s Choice” winner. Our panel of sponsors will also pick their favorite dessert, judging each entry on texture, flavor, use of Girl Scout cookie, and creativity.
This is the third year that Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has hosted the Just Desserts event. TV shows like Cake Boss, Cupcake Wars and Sweet Genius were the inspiration for creating this unique fundraising opportunity. The combination of a cook-off and Girl Scout cookies was too good to pass up!
As with everything we do in Girl Scouting, it is not just about the money we raise–it’s about what we are able to teach our girls in this process. All the chefs are local business owners who offer the girls some real world advice and show them how to use their imaginations to create something totally new. The girls must also come up with the name for their new recipe that will motivate people to vote for their dessert.
As we celebrate another Girl Scout cookie season, we encourage everyone in the area to come out and see what great things our Girl Scouts are learning and doing.