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Lady Locks Recipe

Lady Locks

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"Cookies rolled around tubes and filled with a cream filling."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together butter, margarine, cottage cheese, salt and 4 cups of flour. Shape into a large square, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Cut dough into 4 quarters. Roll each quarter out individually, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 8 inch strips, as wide as you like.
  3. Roll over tubes (I use clothespins covered with aluminum foil). Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until brown.
  4. To make Filling: Cook milk and 4 tablespoons of flour until thick paste forms. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat shortening and confectioner's sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla. Then add COLD paste and beat.
  6. Fill tubes with cream filling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just before serving.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 18, 2010

I made half the dough recipe and ended up with 5 dozen cookies! Good thing I made a whole batch of the filling. These cookies are easy to make and wonderfully delicious. They are just a bit time consuming. I used foil covered round colthesd pins that I rubbed a little shortening on. Cut the strips with a pizza cutter to make things go quicker. Make sure you mix the cottage cheese and the sugar/butter for a good bit to blend everything and break up the cheese curds. This will help with the 'cottage cheese after taste'. When cooking the flour and milk to a paste, make sure it is VERY THICK and refrigeratre it for several hours or else the filling will be too runny. Depending on the humidity and the thickness of the paste you may need to add more powdered sugar to make a stiffer filling.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2003

this recipe was so-so. i didn't like it that it had the after taste of cottage cheese. i don't think i will make these again. or maybe try to omit the cottage cheese next time.


9 Ratings

Dec 02, 2002

I had this recipe before and misplaced it so I decided to look for it again on and to my surpise here it is. I am so glad to have it again they are not hard to make just take awhile with having to refirgerate the dough and cut all the strips ,but the more times you make it the quicker you get Practice makes Prefectness. I have made them MANY times and the are fairly easy wants you get the hang of them Enjoy everyone :-Þ Yummy

May 20, 2012

awesome recipe!!!! follow instructions to a tee, because any subs will alter recipe too much have made 3 times already and the last time a tried to replace cottage cheese with sour cream and strained yogurt, makes cookie too moist stick with cottage cheese. make sure that you cream the sugar and shortening about 5 min to get the best blend. Added note : I blend my cottage cheese in blender til it is smooth.

Dec 08, 2011

Best Lady Lock recipe EVER!!!

Nov 30, 2010

I did not make this recipe-- But my sister did. They are AMAZING. I hardly ever rate recipes, and never ones i did not make. But when she told me where she got the recipe I just had to give it a review purely as a taste tester. They seem very involved, but oh so worth it. I was really impressed. And I was surprised when she told me there was cottage cheese in there. Mmm, rich, creamy, salty, crisp and everything else you'd want in a taste experience!

Dec 16, 2013

I was looking for an alternative to puff pastry. This was much, much easier to work with than the puff pastry. I creamed together the fat and cottage cheese in a food processor for approx 5 minutes until glossy smooth. I needed more flour than 4 cups (four and a half to five, but add gradually) beacuse the dough was very sticky to start with. The flavor of the cooked cookie shell was superb, but it has a different texture than puff pastry... it was more like a Pillsbury crescent roll. It was not flaky , but it was tender. I can see this dough recipe used for a variety of things (appetizers, tarts, etc) and will definietly keep in my recipe book.

Dec 14, 2011

Great recipe- I've never used pudding mix before. There are some folks in PA who make aluminum forms so that you don't have to go through the whole clothespin ordeal!


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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