Thin Mint Lamb Sliders. Peanut Butter Do-si-do Wings. These were two of the entries in last year’s Great Cookie Cook-Off hosted by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.
The second annual cook-off March 14 in Scotch Plains will feature more big-name chefs and their newest creations using Girl Scout Cookies for everyone in attendance to taste.
Each chef can use up to two types of Girl Scout Cookies to make either an appetizer or dessert, said Aimee Hunnewell of GSHNJ.
“It really is a fun concept. We’re expecting some exciting creations to come out of it,” Hunnewell said. “Last year’s winner served up a scrumptious Chocolate Cherry Bomb dessert using Samoas.”
Three judges will decide on the winner, and attendees can vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”
Competing chefs will include Lance Knowling, who founded Indigo Smoke in Montclair, Indigo Kitchen & Bar in Maplewood and Blujeen in New York City; Brian Walter, executive chef at Shackamaxon Country Club, where the cook-off will be held; Vonda McPherson, owner of Vonda’s Kitchen in Newark; Matt Skalski of The Coffee Box in Plainfield; April Harris-Holmes, owner of Keeping You Sweet in Hawthorne; Asia Bullock of Asia B’s Sweet Treats in Montclair; Jennifer Bridgeman, owner of Simply Delightful Treats in Manasquan; and Caitlyn Glynn, a GSHNJ staff member and baker.
The event is a fundraiser for the GSHNJ and will also include a silent auction, wine pull, passed hors d'oeuvres, gourmet food stations and a cash bar. Tickets are $75 per person, or $130 for two. To register or learn more, click here.