Girl scout cookie dessert challenge: Chocolate Do-Si-Do Muffins

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge continues, with Thursday's recipe featuring the ever-popular Do-Si-Do cookie.

The Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council has held the challenge for two years now. During the challenge, chefs from some of the state's most popular restaurants are using their culinary prowess to re-imagine beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies - Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and new flavor Rah Rah Raisins - into a custom dessert menu item.

Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu through February 28, 2015, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the transformation of the local Council's Camp Sombrero to a Leadership Center for Girls and Women. Camp Sombrero, located at the base of South Mountain Preserve, is a 14.5-acre site that has been owned and used by Girl Scouts for the past 51 years.

Every day this week, Good Morning Arizona is welcoming on one of the participating local restaurants to give us a taste of their creation and welcome viewers to come taste it for themselves!

On Thursday we welcomed Heather Thornton from the Girl Scouts along with Aaron May of Over Easy. May demonstrated how to make Chocolate Do-Si-Do Muffins.

"They're super easy to make," says May. "Like all quick breads or muffins, you're going to keep your dry and your wet ingredients separate. Then you're going to add your wet to your dry."

Chocolate Do-Si-Do Muffins
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup crushed Do-Si-Dos
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. Combine flour, sugar, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, cocoa powder, crushed Do-Si-Dos, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil in another bowl until smooth; pour into chocolate mixture and stir until batter is just blended. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 

Sweet Peanut Butter Sauce
Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
½  cup water
½  cup peanut butter

Directions:
Mix together the white sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil; boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until melted well blended. Drizzle the warm sauce over muffins and sprinkle crushed Do-Si-Dos on top.

In addition to Over Easy, here is a full list of where you can get Girl Scout Cookie Desserts all month long:

Northeast Valley:
    5th and Wine: Rah Rah Cookie Mud Pie
    Bink's Scottsdale and Café Bink's: Banana Trefoil Puddin'
    Rusconi's: Samoa Decadence
    Gelato Spot: Samoa Cookie Gelato
    Grimaldi's: Chocolate Thin Mint Cheesecake & Samoa Cheesecake
    Kelly's at Southbridge: Tagalong Chocolate Donut Holes
    Melting Pot: Melting Pot Dark Chocolate Mojito Fondue
    Olive + Ivy: Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato with Girl Scout Tagalong Cookie
    Over Easy: Do-Si-Do Muffins
    Sushi Roku: Thin Mint Chocolate Mousse Dome
    The Henry: Thin Mint Doughnuts
    The Second Story: Bruleed Salted Chocolate Tart with Samoa Cookie Crust
    Tom's Thumb: Samoa The Tom-oa

Central Valley/Phoenix
    32 Shea: Double Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Mousse
    Bink's Midtown: Banana Trefoil Puddin'
    Del Frisco's
    Different Pointe of View: Respect the Legacy

Southeast Valley
    Blue Wasabi: Tempura Thin Mint Ice Cream
    CHoP: Tagalong Shortbread
    Grimaldi's: Chocolate Thin Mint Cheesecake & Samoa Cheesecake
    Melting Pot: Melting Pot Dark Chocolate Mojito Fondue
    Over Easy: Do-Si-Do Muffins

West Valley
    Grimaldi's: Chocolate Thin Mint Cheesecake & Samoa Cheesecake
    Melting Pot: Melting Pot Dark Chocolate Mojito Fondue

Northern Arizona
    Criollo: Citrus Trefoil Trifle
    Lumberyard: Do-Si-Do Peanut Butter Gooey Cake 

For more information on the challenge and a map of restaurants, please visit girlscoutsaz.org/dessertchallenge.