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Bre Krager, from HMA Public Relations is back this week with all the sweet info on the 5th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Challenge.


This is it! The final few days of the 5th Annual Cookie Dessert Challenge. If you haven’t had the chance to try all of the desserts yet, there is still time! Today’s blog post is dedicated to the rest of this year’s newcomers, rounding out our weekly installments and giving you the motivation necessary to get you and the family out to some of these restaurants before Feb. 28!

Overall, we had 14 new restaurants participate in this year’s Dessert Challenge to add to our total of more than two dozen restaurants altogether! Talk about a sugar coma! Each of the participating restaurants were tasked with creating an original dessert inspired by one of the Girl Scout Cookie flavors—Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, S’mores and Savannah Smiles.

Each of the participating restaurants agreed to feature their dessert through the entire month of February with a portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold directly supporting Girl Scouting in Arizona.

Without further ado, here are the final eight desserts you need to try!

Aioli Burger
Dessert Designer: Thomas D’Ambrosio
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong ~ You’re It ~ Premier Milk Shake – This milkshake includes chocolate and Tahitian vanilla bean ice creams, a decadent amount of Tagalong cookies with swirls of Dulce de Leche caramel and peanut butter.
Cost: $6
Address: 10652 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Brat Haus
Dessert Designer: Jeffrey Schoening
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Meyer Lemon Tart – This dessert incorporates locally-produced Meyer lemons, and Trefoil cookies to make a rich, butter shortbread crust with caramelized white chocolate and Italian-style meringue.
Cost: $8
Address: 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Fair Trade Café
Dessert Designer: Stephanie Vazquez
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Pura Vida Cheesecake – This Costa Rican-inspired treat is a sopapilla made with Trefoils, vanilla, almonds and drizzled with caramel.
Cost: $4.25
Address: 1020 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Fuego Grill
Dessert Designer: Diego Espinoza
Assigned Cookie: Do-si-dos
Dessert: Jessie’s Delight – This dessert truly is a delight! It’s made with Do-Si-Do cookies, chocolate pudding, crushed peanut butter chocolate and whipped cream.
Cost: $4.69
Address: 9118 W. Van Buren Street Tolleson, AZ 85353

Market Street Kitchen
Dessert Designer: Matt Keeler
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Claire’s Badge – Market Street Kitchen’ s version of a crispy pate a choux puff pastry filled with Samoa cookie crème and topped with chocolate ganache and crumbled Samoa cookies.
Cost: $7
Address: 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats
Dessert Designers:
Sergio and Country Velador
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Pineapple Samoas Cheesecake – Like an island in the sun, this pineapple cheesecake will make you feel incredible! It is made with a Samoa cookie crust and crumbled cookies in the actual cheesecake. A full Samoa cookie tops this cheesecake along with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Cost: $4.99
Address: 7120 E 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar
Dessert Designer: Jeremiah Gracia
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Chocolate Ice Cream Cake – This ginormous treat is made with alternating layers of moist chocolate cake and house made Tagalong ice cream and is then covered with a peanut butter chocolate ganache.
Cost: $9
Address: 15703 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382

To see all the desserts available across the Valley, visit

And to share your own dessert creations—or photos of you and your family enjoying any of the chefs’ creations—simply tag our social media posts with @GSACPC and #dessertchallenge.

Thank you to all who supported the Dessert Challenge this year! We’ll be back for you next February!

(all photos courtesy of HMA Public Relations). 
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