Clothes Pin Cookies Recipe
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.
This is a much easier version of clothes pin cookies.
A flaky pastry dough is baked onto greased wooden clothespins and then filled with a sweet, nutty ricotta filling.
I been looking for this recipe for a long time. One of my clients gave me her recipe but I didn't care for it. So I tried this one, hence this recipe is like what my aunt used to make. It's a very good recipe just follow directions to a "T" and you'll have no problems. Just make sure your clothespins are seasoned before you roll the dough onto them. To do that I put lard on mine and wiped them off good but did not wash them and I still don't. Mi just wipe them down with a clean towel and put them back until the next time.
This recipe was time consuming and hard. The filling was greasy and the pastry was bland. I will not make this recipe again.
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 clothes 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.
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 was 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!