Thin mints, caramel delights, and pork tenderloin? It was all part of the feast at last night's Girl Scout Cookie Challenge in Savannah. The night brought together local chefs, people from the community and our very own Dawn Baker as the event's emcee.
It wasn't just about sampling yummy desserts and original creations using Girl Scout cookies as their main ingredients. The competition was another way to bring attention to the Girl Scout cookie program.
"The cookie program is more than just a sale," said Girl Scouts spokeswoman Meg Beckum. "The girls learn so much so we call it a program. Because they're getting programming on so many different things. Business skills, speaking skills, it's just a wonderful. Not only does the money that we collect, we're able to fund a lot of the programs for the girls, but the girls are learning something in the process."
If you want to try cooking with Girl Scout cookies, you're in luck. They are on sale through March.