Recipe by Donna Pierson
"Puff pastry cookies wrapped on clothes pins, baked and then filled. 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch dowels cut 4 inches long work well. Clothes pins may spring open in the oven and break the pastry. These are best if baked on insulated cookie sheets."
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1 1/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 (7 ounce) jar
Used frozen puff pastry dough because I didn't have all day to make the dough, but will make the dough next time as well! The filling was great, very tasty. I used butter-flavored shortening and it was great! I recommend cutting the strips a bit longer than 4-5 inches, I liked the long narrow shells better than fat wide ones. I halved the filling recipe and ended up with a LOT left over. Using 2 sheets of puff pastry dough, and strips wound on 4.5 inch dowels of 1/2" thickness, I got 36 cookies. This recipe is a keeper!
Made the dough exactly as recipe stated. The dough was too liquidy. I thought chilling it might firm it up, but it did not firm up enough to roll. I used alot of flour in the rolling process. Then they did not get as flaky as I would like.
Excellent recipe. Very time consuming but a great way to pass time in the kitchen during the holidays with my 3 girls. Our favorite of all cookie recipes we have gotten online. Thanks.
Instead of vanilla I use almond flavoring for the filling. Also, I have in a pinch just used crisco,powdered sugar and marshmellow cream and almond extract for the filling. I use the old style clothes pins without springs from the craft store. These freeze very well. I usually bake at 425 for 5 minutes then turn it down to 400 for another 10- but that all depends on how thin you can get these rolled out- thinner the better.
My nurse had given me her filling recipe, and I thought there was too much shortening, so I looked up this one, and the filling was the best I ever tasted. Definitely 4 stars. Thanks for sharing this!!!
I have tried other recipes for lady locks and this one it the best! I followed the recipe exactly. Well, I might not have used and entire pound of butter. It takes a while. I usually set aside 2 days, one for making the dough, and the other for baking and filling. Oh, this creme filling really good. It tastes just like my grandmothers.
I loved this recipe. The only thing that I did different is use frozen Pastry Puff sheets, only because I didn't have enough time to spend making the dough. The cream filling is delicious!
Worth the time! My husband's favorite cookie! I wouldn't change a thing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Clothes Pin Cookies
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 682
** Calories from Fat: 348
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