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    Joe Froggers (Molasses Cookies)

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    24 hrs 12 mins

    24 hrs

    12 mins

    muffinlady's Note:

    Family favorite- originally sailors used to carry them on ships as they kept well.

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    Serves: 25


    5-inch ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Sift flour with salt, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.
    2. 2
      Combine water with rum or apple juice. Combine baking soda with molasses. Cream sortening and sugar. Add sifted dry ingredients and water-rum mixture alternately, a third at a time, blending well after each addition. Chill dough, preferably overnight.
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 375* On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 4inch cutter. Place on greased baking sheets, leaving room for spreading, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let stand on sheet a few minutes befoe removing, to prevent breaking.
    4. 4
      Store in a covered cookie jar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 15, 2013


      viola reeves had old newspaper clipping from the old sturbridge said<br/>" uncle joe , a colored gentleman,who used to live in a cabin by the frog pond in marblehead massachusetts originally baked these spicy treats for local fishermen .they bought enormous batches to stock their galleys for long trips<br/>good keepers these sweets .the name ?,the big flat cookies were remindful of the big fat frogs that sat on the lily pads on uncle joes pond"

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    Nutritional Facts for Joe Froggers (Molasses Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (97 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 25

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 330.2
    Calories from Fat 77
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 395.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 16.1 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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