By Alison Bailin Batz
Photos Courtesy of Participating Restaurants

The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is back for its eighth year!

After taking a break in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is pleased to present the return of the challenge taking place February 1-28.

Chefs from venues throughout the state will participate in this year’s friendly competition to create a winning dessert with one of these classic Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, or Lemon-Ups.

“The participating chefs will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine these classic Girl Scout Cookies into a delicious dessert and feature it on their menus throughout the entire month of February. A portion of the proceeds will support Girl Scouting in Arizona,” says Mary Mitchell, interim Co-CEO for GSACPC.

Those who taste the desserts may also vote on their favorites at and the venue with the most votes at the end of the month will earn this year’s Dessert Challenge Champion crown!