Clothespin Cookies

from Mary Zitek

– Mary Zitek, Safety/Education Services Coordinator

Clothespin Cookies


  • 1 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1-1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 4 T. flour
  • 1 c. Crisco
  • 1/2 c. margarine
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Red or green food coloring
  • Round clothespins


  • Cut butter into flour until completely mixed. Add sour cream. Mix by hand well. Roll into two balls and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out each ball on floured surface and cut into strips, about 1/2” wide.
  • For filling, heat milk in saucepan and add flour mixing well. Cook until mixture pulls away from pan, cool.
  • After they have cooled, carefully pull cookies off of clothespins.
  • Beat Crisco, margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add cooled mixture to this mixture and beat until creamy. Add food coloring if desired.
  • Cool for several hours before filling cookies. Pipe into cookies and dust with powdered sugar. Makes 4 dozen.