Original Joe Froggers~Flavors of Cape Cod
The Legend of Joe Froggers: A couple known as Aunt Crease and Black Joe lived at the edge of a pond in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Joe had fought in the Revolution as a young man. On election night, they would open their house, which on occasion was also a local tavern, and serve grog. Joe would play the fiddle and Aunt Crease would cook.
One of her specialties was a molasses cookie the size of a modern-day salad plate Taken from cookbook ~ Flavor of Cape Cod.
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Add liquid ingredients alternately with flour mixture to creamed mixture. Stir well between additions. ( if your mixer has a dough hook, this works well) Dough is, and should be sticky.
Chill overnight in refrigerator.
When ready to bake, roll dough to 1'2" thickness. Cut with large cutter.
Yield: about 4 dozen.
Dough is very sticky, and soft, never worked with this type of dough before, and I have made alot of cookies that you roll out.
Need a well floured counter or sheet your using, and roll them 1/2 for softer cookies~ 1/4 for a little crispy.
Watch the cooking time as they need to be a little firm but not to firm.
If your going to use cut-out shapes, make sure you keep them well floured.
When transferring them to the cookie sheet, use a wide spatula, don't try to pick up with your hands.
They are worth the work and wait (overnight in refrigerator) yummy old fashioned molasses cookies