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! Visit our Recipe page for the full line-up of winning Girl Scout Cookie recipes.