Tasty Treat Thursday


It’s Thursday!  And the Emerald office has a tasty treat that brings out the “green spirit” in light of St. Patty’s Day!  Our Treat: Cocoa Pistachio Pinwheels!


    • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) packages refrigerated sugar cookie dough
    • 3 tablespoons instant pistachio pudding mix
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
    • 6 drops green food coloring
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar


  1. Divide dough in half.
  2. Knead the pistachio pudding, chopped pistachio nuts and green food coloring into one half.
  3. Shape into a small rectangle.
  4. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Into the remaining dough, knead the cocoa powder and the brown sugar.
  6. Shape into a small rectangle, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.
  7. Roll out the pistachio dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper to a 12×8 inch rectangle.
  8. Repeat with chocolate dough, straightening edges with a ruler.
  9. Remove top sheet of waxed paper from chocolate dough.
  10. Remove the top and bottom sheets of waxed paper from pistachio dough and place it on top of chocolate dough leaving a 1/4-inch edge of chocolate showing on one long side.
  11. Starting with a long side, roll up doughs, jelly-roll fashion, using the bottom waxed paper as a guide and removing paper as you roll.
  12. Roll spirals as tightly as possible.
  13. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  3. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely on a wire rack.

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