Recipes Using Girl Scout Cookies

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Recipes Using Girl Scout Cookies. You've done a good deed and purchased umpteen boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Now what? Make some of Chef Jason Koppinger's fabulous dessert recipes.
You've done a good deed and purchased umpteen boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Now what? If you haven't already consumed them all straight from the box, Executive Chef Jason Koppinger of the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Hawaii has a suggestion: turn them into something else. Specifically, some fabulous new desserts including a lemony pudding, mint chocolate and macadamia nut cake, and an old-fashioned English trifle. Koppinger's hotel regularly supports Girl Scout Troop #425 in Kona, Hawaii, on various educational, environmental and community activities. The relationship sparked Koppinger to create several new recipes, each one featuring a different Girl Scout cookie.

Koppinger's Olde English Trifle with Old Fashioned Shortbread Trefoils layers the Girl Scout shortbread cookies with fresh berries, cream and sponge cake soaked in sherry and brandy. In the Thin Mint Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Roulade, the Thin Mints are crushed and mixed with whipped cream and macadamia nut puree, and rolled into a chocolate cake before being drizzled with a mint glaze. The Lemon Cooler Surprise Pudding is named so for the lemon sauce that forms under the dessert's light topping.

Outrigger is very community oriented, and has many wonderful collaborative relationships with community groups such as the Girl Scouts,? Koppinger said. ?We?re working with the Girl Scouts right now on an environmental education program about sea turtles, and I was inspired to come up with these fun recipes.?

Koppinger joined Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in 2005 after working for a number of years in the Caribbean. A graduate of three culinary schools ? The Culinary Institute of America, The French Culinary Institute, and the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida,  he currently oversees the oceanside hotel's two restaurants and lounge, and has been actively developing new recipes highlighting locally grown ingredients.

Aside from the Girl Scout Cookie recipes, some of Koppinger's most recent creations include Bittersweet Chocolate Tartletts with Lilikoi (passionfruit) sauce, Lemongrass Crusted Crab Stuffed Lobster with Kaffir Lime & Pink Ginger Butter, and Carpaccio, Tartare and Sorbet of Vine Ripened Tomatoes using Maui onions, Hawaiian sea salt and Big Island tomatoes.

More About Outrigger Hotels
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is a family-owned and operated company committed to providing authentic island hospitality in premiere destinations throughout the Pacific. Each Outrigger property embraces the local culture to create a true sense of place for guests.

Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort on Hawaii's Big Island features 309 rooms on prime oceanfront acreage, adjacent to tide pools sheltering sea turtles and reef fish, and Kahaluu Bay Beach Park. The hotel offers meeting facilities, restaurants, salon and spa services, tennis courts, pool, shopping, ancient historical sites and Hawaiian cultural programs for adults and children. For reservations or information, call toll free 800-OUTRIGGER (1-800-688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada. Outrigger's toll-free number is available internationally via AT&T's Direct 800 Service. Elsewhere call direct to 303-369-7777 or, visit www.outriggerkeauhou.com.

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