What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Mine are the Peanut Butter Patties®! I know I can’t wait until I start to see the girls selling the cookies outside many local businesses. On Feb. 26, from 1-3 p.m. at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 16 restaurants will serve up delicious dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies during the 3rd Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch. This is open to the public to sample some creations and vote for their favorite! Kids under 18 years old can also vote for the Kid’s choice award! Adult guests will take home a box of the brand new S’Mores® celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout cookie sale!
Leading the list of culinary participants at the Cookie Crunch is 2016 Cookie Crunch winner Cindie Feldman of 29 Cooks Catering + Culinary Center of Macungie, a recent winner of the Food Network’s “Cooks vs. Cons.”
The Cookie Crunch participants and a sample of their offerings include:
29 Cooks Catering and Culinary Center – Sweet BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese and Strawberry Shortcake Cream Cheese Bites
ArtsQuest Center Culinary Team, Bethlehem – Bacon Macaroni and Cheese topped with Shortbread Cookies
Bell Hall, Allentown
Bethlehem Dairy Store, Bethlehem – S’mores & Cream and Lemon Chiffon Crunch
Centro, Allentown – Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemonades® Cookies coated in a Sage Infused Butter
The Dime, Allentown – Kabocha Squash Gelato with Coconut Mole and Caramel
Emeril’s Chop House, Bethlehem – Strawberry Crème Domes
Forks Mediterranean Deli, Easton
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, Allentown
Iron Lakes Country Club, Orefield – Caribbean Chicken Meatball, with Roasted Tomato Sauce with Caramel deLITES®
Papa’s Cupcakes, Perkasie – Samoa Cupcakes
Parkhurst Dining Services, Cedar Crest College
Shankara Vegan Restaurant, Bethlehem
The Steel Pub, Bethlehem
Trixie’s Treats, Allentown – Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
Vince’s Famous Cheesesteaks, Allentown
Tickets for Cookie Crunch, which takes place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, are $30 for adults, $25 for ArtsQuest Members and $15 for children ages 12 and under and active Girl Scouts ages 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.steelstacks.org/cookiecrunch or 610-332-3378; all proceeds from the unique culinary fundraiser benefit both Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) and the ArtsQuest Art Education Fund, which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.
About the Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. GSEP serves close to 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 15,000 volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.For further information about Girl Scouting, how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, call 215-564-2030 or visit www.gsep.org. Follow GSEP on Facebook or Twitter @GirlScoutsEPenn!
ArtsQuest™ is a Bethlehem, PA-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment.For more information on ArtsQuest, visit www.artsquest.org or call 610-332-1300. Follow ArtsQuest on Facebook or Twitter @ArtsQuest and @SteelStacks!