Clothes-pin cookies.(Lady-locks.)

READY IN: 1hr 12mins
Recipe by Beve538

My fam. love these, I make them every holiday in the winter.

Top Review by Do not K.

This recipe is outstanding. I wanted to make these for my son's wedding. Coming from the city of Pittsburgh, a cookie table at a wedding is an established tradition. I never made these before. I tried 2 different recipes and this was definitely the winner. The dough was so easy to roll out. I rolled them quite thin and made them into bite size pieces. This recipe yielded a lot! I found my clothes pins at a craft store and used Reynolds non-stick foil to cover them. The lady locks slipped off so easily. The icing was perfect, delicate and not-too-sweet. The only thing I would add note is to mix a small amount of milk into the flour to make it smooth before you add the rest of the milk. It definitely prevents lumps from forming in the filling. Perhaps I piped a lot of filling into the ladylocks but I ran short. Next time I will make additional filling. All in all, they were heavenly!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make FILLING 1st, put in fridge till cookies are baked.
  2. FILLING: Cook on low til thickened, milk, flour.
  3. Cool in fridge.
  4. Beat tog marg and crisco.
  5. Beat well.
  6. Add vanilla, and sugar.
  7. Beat well.
  8. Add the cooled flour mixture& beat, beat beat!
  9. DOUGH: Measure flour, add a pinch salt.
  10. Cut in 1 pound marg or butter (as for pie crust).
  11. Blend in sour ceam (I used plain no-fat yogurt).
  12. Refrigerate overnite or at least 6 hours.
  13. Cut dough into 4 pieces.
  14. Roll out thin, 1 piece at a time (keep rest in fridge til ready to roll).
  15. Cut rolled piece into 1"x 4" long pieces.
  16. Wrap loosely around pins, (see NOTE) making sure dough overlaps somewhat, so as to not have"holes" or"gaps".
  17. Bake 350 about 12-15 minutes or till very lite golden color.
  19. When cool use pastry bag to fill;NOTE: Some stores sel the box of metal-"pins" to use.
  20. I have 1 box but it's not enough, so, I use clothes pins also.

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