Joe Froggers Recipe

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Joe Froggers

Karen Van Patten

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@TNSunshiine

Another recipe from way back when, I use this to make Gingerbread men at the holidays. My daughter always loved to decorate the cookies with colored sugars, sprinkles, red hot candies, etc. The prep time includes the time necessary for the dough to chill.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
Makes 1 1/2 dozen
Prep:
1 Hr 45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

5 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
3/4 c
shortening
1 c
dark brown sugar, packed
1 c
dark molasses
1/2 c
water

Step-By-Step

1Sift together flour, salt, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and cloves. Set aside.
2In a large bowl, cream shortening until softened. Add brown sugar, creaming until fluffy.
3Mix together molasses and water.
4Mixing well after each addition, alternately add dry ingredients in fourths and molasses mixture in thirds to creamed mixture. Dough will be stiff.
5Cover bowl; chill dough for 1 1/2 hours.
6Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
7Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with floured cookie cutter.
8Using a pancake turner, place cookies about 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Decorate, unless you're going to frost them.
9Bake for about 10 minutes. Do not over bake, they will turn soft after they have cooled. Cool cookies on racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom