All Arizona restaurants in the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge
The annual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge returns to Arizona for its eighth year, February 1-28. Participating restaurants in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Flagstaff and Prescott will create and sell Girl Scout cookie desserts.
Throughout the contest, people can vote for their favorites online. The winner wins bragging rights and a portion of the proceeds from dessert sales will go to Girl Scouts in Arizona.
Here are all the participating businesses where you can sample desserts featuring favorites like Tagalongs and Lemon-Ups.
Cookies 2022:Your Guide to Girl Scout Cookies in Arizona
Gourmet Aioli Burgers
Biscuit: To do
Dessert: the PB&J Napoleon will be offering a buttery phyllo pastry topped with strawberry compote, Girl Scout Do-si-dos crumble and cream made with peanut butter fluff and cream cheese, topped with strawberry coulis and fresh whipped cream.
Details: 10652 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. aioliburger.com.
Beaver Street Brewery
Biscuit: Samoas and Clovers
Dessert: The coconut and caramel tiramisu will feature whipped mascarpone topped with chunks of samoa and Girl Scout clover.
Details: 11 S. Beaver St. #1, Flagstaff. beaverstreetbrewery.com.
Blue Hound cuisine and cocktails at the Palomar Hotel
Dessert: The trifle will be made with mouth-watering layers of Grand Marnier, chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse and a do-si-dos crumble crust.
Details: 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. bluehoundkitchen.com.
Dessert: The I Want Suh-Moh-Ah can be served two ways: as a scoop of specialty ice cream that combines Girl Scout Samoas, chocolate sauce, and salted caramel, or as a sundae, which combines two scoops of cream ice cream in Samoas. crumbles, brownie crumbles, whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.
Details: 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. churnaz.com.
Geordie is at Wrigley Mansion
Dessert: The peanut butter and jelly dessert features a peanut butter mousse with a strawberry jelly center surrounded by a Girl Scout Trefoil crumble, peanut caramel and fresh blueberries and strawberries. It also has a cocoa glaze and is topped with a chocolate tuile.
Details: 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix. www.wrigleymansion.com.
Grand Canyon Brewery and Distillery
Biscuit: fine mints
Dessert: Mint Chocolate Mousse Trifle is smooth and creamy with layers of mint-infused chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse, made even richer with Girl Scout Thin Mint powder. It’s topped with Thin Mint crumbles and whipped cream and topped with berries plus a bonus Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie.
Details: 1800 S. Milton Road, #11, Flagstaff. grandcanyonbrewery.com.
Dessert: Coconut Lime Shortcake starts with a Girl Scout coconut clover crust topped with a delicious lime filling and homemade whipped cream.
Details: 3128 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix. lovecraftphx.com.
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Jar is a vanilla pudding amped up with Girl Scout clovers and fresh strawberries layered in a mason jar and topped with whipped cream.
Details: 5 S. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff. lumberyardbrewingcompany.com.
Biscuit: To do
Dessert: Don’t Mind If I Do is a peanut butter panna cotta with Girl Scout Do-so-dos and oatmeal cookie crumbs. It is accompanied by banana cream and banana fries.
Details: 4231 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. nookkitchen.com.
camel riding OAK
Dessert: The Peanut Butter Cheesecake Duo is a rich and velvety peanut butter cheesecake that uses Girl Scout Tagalongs in the recipe and is topped with chocolate ganache and a cookie crumble topping.
Details: 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. oakoncamelback.com.
Proof Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Troon North
Biscuit: fine mints
Dessert: Peppermint Brownie Dream starts with a double chocolate fudge brownie topped with Girl Scout Thin Mints, Peppermint Creamer (which is a sweeter version of mousse), and burnt marshmallows.
Details: 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale. proofcantine.com.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Dessert: Caramel Budino is a coconut and dark chocolate budino with a Samoa crust and caramel sauce, topped with crumbled Samoa and toasted coconut flakes.
Details: 10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. rusconiskitchen.com.
Serrano Mexican Restaurants
Dessert: Phat Elvis is a decadent dessert that pays homage to Elvis’ affinity for peanut butter and bananas. It includes a graham cracker crust, peanut butter cheesecake, whipped cream, and crumbled Girl Scout Tagalongs tossed with bananas. It’s topped with chocolate ganache, brown sugar bacon, and a bonus Tagalong cookie.
Details: 141 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. serranosaz.com.
Shift Kitchen & Bar
Biscuit: fine mints
Dessert: The chocolate mint churros are made to order and the chocolate churros benefit from a powder made with Girl Scout Thin Mints. Once fried, they are plated with a cream cheese whip, mint powder, chocolate sauce, chocolate crunch and a scoop of Earl Gray gelato.
Details: 107 N. San Francisco St., #2, Flagstaff. shiftflg.com.
Biscuit: To do
Dessert: Chef Adrian De Leon’s rich and creamy Peanut Butter and Bacon Crème Brûlée made with Girl Scout Do-si-dos. A brittle layer of melted sugar sits on top of the peanut butter cream to create a beautiful blend of texture and unlikely flavors. Topped with whipped cream, bacon bits and do-si-dos, this dessert combines sweet and savory flavors.
Details: 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. tarbells.com.
The county seat
Dessert: Level Up Lemon Bar mixes Lemon-Up Girl Scout cookies for the crust and a cheesecake-style filling finished with candied lemon zest.
Details: 120 W. Gurley Street, Prescott. countyseataz.com.
Beginners:Try hot pot, giant milkshakes and a ‘perfect sandwich’ at new restaurants in Glendale
Dessert: Meyer Lemon Flan is a delicate chiffon cake topped with Meyer Lemon Flan, Girl Scout Lemon-Ups and Meyer Lemon Caramel Sauce and topped with bonus cookie crumbs.
Details: 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. thecraftsmanaz.com.
The italian girl
Dessert: Limoncello cake is a fluffy limoncello sponge cake filled and frosted with a generous layer of limoncello mascarpone cream, completely covered in lemon crumbs, finished with a drizzle of lemon oil and served with whipped cream.
Details: 23687 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. theitalianandaughter.com.
Dessert: The Peanut Butter Dacquoise Dessert bursts with flavor thanks to a crunchy chocolate peanut praline made with Girl Scout Tagalongs, peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache and milk froth.
Details: 9719 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. themickaz.com.
ZuZu at the Valley Ho Hotel
Dessert: Lady Lemon “Show Stopper” Shake is a fruity treat that features a blueberry milkshake base with a lemon curd coulis. It’s topped with Girl Scout Lemon-Ups, a blueberry muffin, a lemon ice cream bar, fresh blueberries, lemon chips, white chocolate milk crumbs, a Lemon-Ups whipped cream and lemon candies.
Details: 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. hotelvalleyho.com/zuzu.
Note COVID-19: Health experts strongly recommend booster shots to protect against severe illness from COVID-19. If you test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you stay home and self-isolate for at least five days. After five days, if symptoms improve, wear a tight-fitting mask around others for another five days.
Cook it:This buttery vanilla batter does it all. Here’s the only holiday cookie recipe you need
Subscribe to azcentral.com today to support local journalism.