ARE THESE CREAM HORNS, LADY LOCKS OR CLOTHESPIN COOKIES?
All three names are correct!
Growing up in Wisconsin, we always called these treats cream horns. It wasn’t until I started researching this cream horns recipe that I learned these cream-filled pastries go by other names too.
According to this article, in New England (especially the Pittsburgh area), the cream horn is called a Lady Lock and is a common showpiece on cookie tables at weddings.
You may also find these small pastries with cream filling referred to as clothespin cookies. They got their name from the method originally used to create the pastry cones.