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And the Winners Are…

Congratulations are in order for Nancy Mock – grand prize winner of the 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home. Nancy's recipe for Toffee and Chocolate Bark with Toasted Almonds using Shortbread/Trefoils Girl Scout Cookies as ingredients received the most consumer votes of all the 16 finalist recipes.

As the grand prize winner, Nancy will receive a $500 cash prize and a spotlight feature in Taste of Home magazine. Nancy is a paraeducator and autism interventionist, working with children on the autism spectrum as well as one-to-one with others who need special assistance. The proud parent of a Girl Scout Alumna credits the Girl Scout Cookie Program for helping her daughter develop strong friendships, confidence, and leadership skills.

The category runners-up will each receive $250 and they are: 

  • Patricia Rose from California (Tangerine Chiffon Pie) in the cakes, pies, cupcakes category.

  • Janet Gill from Ohio (Peanut Caramel Thumbprint No Bake Cookies) in the cookies, brownies, bars category.

  • Kelsey Byrnes from Iowa (Raspberry Lemonades Bread Pudding) in the pudding, ice-cream, gelatin desserts category.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home!