Outside the Box: Morgan Hill Girl Scouts Partner With Restaurants to Create Cookie-Inspired Dishes

For the first time, more than 300 Girl Scouts in Morgan Hill lobbied family members and friends who work at local restaurants to feature their cookie-inspired dishes all week long. And the results look delicious.

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Margarita's Mexican restaurant is serving Thin Mint flan all week. Margarita's is one of at least ten Morgan Hill restaurants serving cookie-inspired dishes this week.
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A match made in heaven. Betsy's Restaurant placed Samoas cookies inside bread pudding with a dollop of whipped cream. Yummmmmmmmm.
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BookSmart, a bookstore, toy shop and cafe, created a thin min ice cream sundae. A scoop of either thin mint or vanilla ice cream is topped with crushed thin mint cookies, fudge sauce, whipped cream, cherry, and a full cookie. "Why would you not want to support the Girl Scouts?" said Brad Jones, co-owner of BookSmart. The sundae costs $3.99.
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Noah's Bar and Bistro is serving a Samoas martini, featuring the toasted coconut and caramel flavors of the cookie.
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This dish is for Girl Scouts 21 and older. Bubbles Wine Bar and Bistro is pairing specialty wines with three different types of cookies.
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From left to right: A 2012 Bailly Lapiere Brut will be paired with a Trefoil shortbread cookie, a 2013 Joseph Helfrich Pinot Gris paired with Savannah Smiles, and 2010 Chateau Paul Mas paired with Samoas.
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Mooyahs! already knows a thing or two about milkshakes. Yet this week they're offering Thin Mint milk shakes in Morgan Hill.
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Check out this dessert trio. Ladera Grill is serving Samoas cookies with an espresso peanut butter brownie and fudge-drizzled vanilla ice cream for $8.
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In addition to the cookies served inside restaurants, Morgan Hill girl scouts like Sara Will (left) and Jillian Bogosian (right) will be stationed outside as well to sell boxes of cookies. Last year the town scouts sold an estimated 46,000 cookies. They have more than 64,000 boxes for sell this year. "I've gotten to try the food at all the different restaurants and they are really good," said Sara.
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The cookie-inspired desserts will be available at most restaurants all week until Sunday. "Instead of just cookies you have a meal and stuff. So I'm really excited," said Jillian. After the restaurant week, Girl Scouts will continue selling cookie boxes until March 13.
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