Valley chefs put a new spin on Girl Scout cookies

This is the second annual Girl Scout Cookie Challenge with over two dozen valley restaurants using the cookies to create a unique dessert.

The challenge is a fundraiser to help local Girl Scouts renovate Camp Sombrero at South Mountain.

Whether you're tempted by Trefoils or thankful for Thin Mints, the challenge will satisfy your cookie craving.

"A friendly competition between restaurants in the valley and Flagstaff and they're taking the classic Girl Scout cookie and re-imagining it into a fresh new dessert," said Leandra Huffer of the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Council.

One of this year's challengers, The Henry, proves you can have dessert for breakfast.

"We have the Thin Mint doughnut, we thought the Thin Mint would be a perfect addition to our morning market," said Marissa Mintor, pastry chef at The Henry.

Down the road at Binks Midtown, shortbread fans love Amy's Banana Trefoil Puddin'.

"Put a few Trefoils in the bottom and then I'm going to layer some of the pastry creme.. the vanilla pastry creme on top of that," said owner Amy Binkley.

Binkley layers more cookies, pastry creme, whipped creme and bananas.

Our final stop, A Different Pointe of View, where local Girl Scouts earn their Legacy badge making Chef Lara's Respect the Legacy dessert.

The girls mix up the peanut butter cheesecake base, add TagAlongs to some home made vanilla ice cream, a scoop on top and finish with sugared nuts and chocolate caramel popcorn.

These special desserts are only available through Saturday, February 28. Every dessert you buy will help Arizona Girl Scouts convert their camp into a leadership center for girls and women. If these chefs have inspired you to cook with cookies, you can still purchase Girl Scout cookies through March 8th.
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