Joe Froggers

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A dark molasses-type, soft cookie. An old-time American cookie from New England, attributed to the legendary Uncle Joe who made cookies as big as lily pads.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 23 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup dark molasses

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Mix in molasses and water. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl; blend into the shortening mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll out cookie dough 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutter and arrange on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle cookies with additional sugar (optional).

  3. Bake until cookies are set up and very lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. You need to leave cookies on cookie sheet for 2 minutes after baking to keep them from breaking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
3g Fat
23g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.