Clothes Pin Cookies (Mini Cream Horns)

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This is an adopted recipe I've not yet had the chance to try. Here's what the original poster had to say: "I found this recipe in our local Sunday paper and just had to try it(all the men in my family are in love with the cream horns you can buy at the store). This was a very similar recipe and although it's time consuming, it's really very easy to make! I hope you'll enjoy it, too! The prep time includes chill time so don't let it scare you!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CRUST: Mix flour, salt, powdered sugar, and butter for pie dough; then add beaten egg and water to mixture.
  2. Roll on a floured surface and spread 1 cup shortening on top of dough, fold up and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out dough again on floured surface and spread remaining cup of shortening on top, fold and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Roll out small batch of dough on floured surface (I divide dough into fourths).
  5. Cut into 6 x 1/2-inch strips and spiral wrap around clothes pins (overlap the dough, don't leave spaces).
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 12-15 minutes at 370°F.
  7. Remove from clothes pin while still warm (about 5 minutes after taking from the oven) to prevent breakage.
  8. FILLING: Place all ingredients in bowl, mix well.
  9. Use a piping bag or cookie press to fill each cooled cookie.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

A friend used to make these for my family when I was a child and I haven't had them since I moved from my hometown in NE Ohio. I knew I could find them here! However, I used only the filling recipe and purchased premade puffed pastry to make the actual cookie part. They turned out wonderfully! Thanks for posting!

StacieB CO December 19, 2006

well i forgot to wrte about how they turned out ..pretty simple recipe but the filling tasted alot like the condensed milk that flavout overpowered it although what am i saying my whole family loved them and were impressed at what a 14 yr old could make and had another party the next day and the next day it was even better ..good recipe ...a little hard but mehh results were worth the hassle

jenzy 07 June 29, 2006

I am not going to say these were the easiest things in the world t make,but once you got the hang of it they were not hard,but did take a lot of time to make.But now that I know how and what to do,I would definitely make them again.I LOVE Cream horns,and these were great.Thank You SOOOO Much,Darlene

Darlene Summers July 02, 2005