Clothes Pin Cookies (Mini Cream Horns)

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“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!"”
3hrs 15mins
40-50 cookies

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.

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