joe Froggers' - Big, Delicious Molasses Cookies
Why I Love This Recipe
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.
Ingredients You'll Need
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
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.