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Clothespin Cookies Recipe

Clothespin Cookies
Posted by: Pepper Wed, 19 May 2004, at 4:48 p.m.
You will need the old-fashioned one-piece wooden clothespins to make
this recipe.

1 pound shortening, divided
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups water

1 cup milk
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 pound butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons Marshmallow Crème
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat together egg yolks and water. Cut 1/4 cup shortening into flour
and sugar and add the egg yolks and water and mix as for pastry.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll dough out and spread with 1/4 of the shortening. Do this three

When it is time to roll out and bake, work with 1/4 of the dough at
a time. Cut into about 8-inch strips and wind loosely around clothes
pins and bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes and then at 375 degrees F
for 10 minutes. Let cool only about 2 minutes and work gently off
pin as cookies are crisp and easy to break.

Filling: Cook until thick the milk and flour. Let cool. Cream
together butter, confectioners' sugar, Marshmallow Crème and vanilla
extract. Add milk mixture to creamed mixture. This recipe will fill
over 100 cookies. The filling can be tinted any color you desire.
Use a pastry tube to fill cookies.

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