Joe Froggers (Molasses Cookies)

READY IN: 24hrs 12mins
Recipe by muffinlady

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

Top Review by Dienia B.

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"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour with salt, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.
  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. 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. Store in a covered cookie jar.

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