Clothes Pin Cookies11 Reviews
“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.” - by Donna Pierson
Original recipe yields 3 dozen
- Mix 1/4 pound of the butter with 3 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, egg yolks, and water. (Done like making pie dough with a pastry blender.)
- Chill for 1 hour then roll out like pie dough on a floured pastry sheet. Spread another 1/4 pound of the butter over dough. Fold dough together and refrigerate 1 hour. Repeat this procedure until all of the butter is used.
- Cut dough into fourths. Wrap each quarter in plastic wrap. Chill.
- Take out one quarter at a time and allow to stand at room temperature long enough that it softens enough that the dough can be rolled.
- Roll dough out on floured pastry sheet/ board. Cut dough into 1/2 inch wide X 4-5 inch long strips. Wrap around clothes pins or dowel pins pinching ends.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Slide off sticks while still very warm and then cool completely.
- To Make Filling: In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup flour until thick stirring constantly. Let cool.
- Cream together shortening, confectioners' sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. Add cooked mixture to creamed mixture and beat till fluffy. Fill cooled pastry curls with filling.
Amount Per Serving (18 total)
- 682 cal
- 38.6 g
- 82.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"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 wa..." See mores 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!"
"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...." See more"
"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 cloth..." See morees 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."
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