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Cookies - Miniature Lady Locks

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These cookies were not previously included in my Christmas cookie reviews because they were not made every day or just at Christmas. I want to include them because they were a specialty of Nunny's and she made them for many special occasions.

Nunny was the dedicated baker for wedding cookies. If she didn't make pizzelles, she was normally asked to make these. She made these so often that her husband made special pins for baking these from dowel pins. Nunny would cover them each time she needed them with fresh aluminum foil.


Ingredients for Pastry & Directions

  • 1 pound margarine
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 pint sour cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • pinch of salt
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Mix margarine, flour and salt as you would for pie crust until fine particles are formed. Add sour cream and buttermilk. Dough will be a little sticky. Divide dough into 4. Refrigerate overnight or several hours. Cut each ball of dough in half and roll on floured board. (Not too Thin). Roll lenghwise until wider than a clothes pin. Cut strips 1 inch wide. Wrap dough around clothespins (dowel pins) overlapping a little. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Well done.

Filling for Ladylocks

  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tables spoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine milk and cornstarch until there are no lumps. Heat until thick. Let cool. Beat together sugar, crisco and vanilla for 5 minutes. Blend into cream mixture and beat until smooth. Fill cookies with cookie press. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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