JOE FROGGERS' - BIG, DELICIOUS MOLASSES COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 8 to 9
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 4 1/3 c. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t. allspice
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. shortening 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. ginger
  • 1 c. light molasses
  • 3/4 t. cloves
  • 3/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/3 c. water

Directions

  • Mix and sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add molasses; beat well.
  • Add flour mixture and water alternately, beating until well blended after each addition.
  • Wrap dough in foil; chill overnight.
  • Roll dough half at a time, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with floured 4-inch round cookie cutter.
  • Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets @ 375 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes or until just done, but not browned around the edges.
  • Cool on racks.
  • Store in airtight can or jar.cookies.

Notes

They’re made from a recipe that is over 100 years old - the pride of one man, Uncle Joe, as he was known to the people of Marblehead, Mass. Since he lived on the edge of a frog pond, the cookies soon became known as Joe Froggers.

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