This is a very simple cream filling. It can be frozen, and will not weep! I usually double the recipe for 1 batch of lady locks (approximately 120 cookies.) Use a pastry bag to fill cookies. You can freeze the cookies after filling.

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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, cook pudding mix and milk according to package directions. Remove from heat, cover and chill completely.

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  • Using an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Gradually add the chilled pudding to the shortening mixture. Continue to whip until sugar is dissolved and you can not feel it with your tongue when you taste the filling.

  • Use a pastry bag to fill the lady locks. Freeze or serve immediately.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

23 calories; 1.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 1.9 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
This is THE BEST filling for lady locks. I made them all summer long for graduation parties and a 4th of July picnic. People couldn't get enough of them. They loved that the filling wasn't too sweet. It's more like a pudding that DOES NOT weep after being frozen. THE PEFECT FILLING! YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be a family favorite for years to come. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2011
Thought this would be good since it had pudding in the filling but it didn't work on a few levels and came out with too much of a shortening flavor. I even added some vanilla and some powered sugar to try to cut the shortening taste but it still didn't mask it. Also I was confused on the recipe because it said to use 1 cup of milk and the directions on the pudding said to use 2 cups. Should I have gone by the pudding drections instead of only using 1 cup? I may try it again but using the milk qty on the pudding box and replacing 1/2 of the shortening with butter. Good luck! Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
This is THE BEST filling for lady locks. I made them all summer long for graduation parties and a 4th of July picnic. People couldn't get enough of them. They loved that the filling wasn't too sweet. It's more like a pudding that DOES NOT weep after being frozen. THE PEFECT FILLING! YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be a family favorite for years to come. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
This is THE BEST filling for lady locks. I made them all summer long for graduation parties and a 4th of July picnic. People couldn't get enough of them. They loved that the filling wasn't too sweet. It's more like a pudding that DOES NOT weep after being frozen. THE PEFECT FILLING! YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be a family favorite for years to come. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I've never made Lady Locks before and hubby requested them. So glad i found this recipe! However i do not have the forms so here's what i did - at home depot had them cut a dowel rod (sorry not sure on size went by guessing!) anyway they cut it into 4-5 inch pieces. I wrapped these in aluminum foil and sprayed with baking pam. Wrapped pre-made pastry puff around them and baked them @ 400 for roughly 12 minutes. With filling these are perfection! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2005
This is very easy and very good. Not too sweet--but sweet enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
froze very well. Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
best filling I have used.....not too sweet and it does not weep at all. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
I made this recipe using the recipe for the pudding mix that was on the box. I ignored the 1 cup of milk that was on the ingredient list. It came out perfect! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2011
Thought this would be good since it had pudding in the filling but it didn't work on a few levels and came out with too much of a shortening flavor. I even added some vanilla and some powered sugar to try to cut the shortening taste but it still didn't mask it. Also I was confused on the recipe because it said to use 1 cup of milk and the directions on the pudding said to use 2 cups. Should I have gone by the pudding drections instead of only using 1 cup? I may try it again but using the milk qty on the pudding box and replacing 1/2 of the shortening with butter. Good luck! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2011
I have been making ladylocks for at least 20 years. i was disappointed in the filling. It was easy to make and held it's shape but it tasted like shortening..no flavor at all. the taste just stays in your mouth..very greasy. Read More