1-Combine the ingredients: Add the butter, sugar, egg yolk, flour, and salt to a food processor. Pulse together. Add the water and pulse until the dough comes together into a ball.

2-Transfer to Floured Surface: Remove to a floured surface and press together until only lightly tacky, not sticky. Cut into two and wrap both halves in plastic wrap.

3-Chill: Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

4-Preheat Oven, Prep Cookies: Once the dough is nearly done chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the clothespins in small sheets of foil.

5-Roll Out Dough: Using one half at a time, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll it into a rectangle that is about 12×8 inches. Trim the edges with a sharp knife to make them straight.

6-Cut: Cut into 1-inch strips.

7-Shape: Wrap each strip of dough around a prepared clothespin, ensuring the dough overlaps about ¼ inch. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet with the ends of the strip of dough facing down. Repeat with the second half of the dough.

8-Bake: Bake for 18–20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Cool: Let the cookies cool for 2–3 minutes before gently removing the clothespins. Let them cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack.


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