Clothes Pin Cookies


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.

3 dozen


  • 1 pound butter, softened

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 ¼ cups ice water

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups shortening

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. Cut dough into fourths. Wrap each quarter in plastic wrap. Chill.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. To Make Filling: In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup flour until thick stirring constantly. Let cool.

  8. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
39g Fat
82g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 4g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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