Makes 1 1/2 dozen
dark brown sugar, packed
How to Make Joe Froggers
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.
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Posted: Wed, Jan 18, 2012