Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

joe froggers

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karen Van Patten
Oak Ridge, TN

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For joe froggers

  • 5 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/2 c

How To Make joe froggers

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