Joe Froggers

Joe Froggers


"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."


10 h servings 124 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 40 Ratings


This was a hit! I made some cream cheese icing for the top, used 3/4 cup molasses instead of 1 cup, and rolled them out to just a little bit thicker than the recommended 1/4 inch. My friends l...

Molasses, gingersnap, and gingerbread recipes are all very close..,I've tried so many different ones trying to find that one with the perfect bite and chewiness and flavor, and for me, this is t...

THE BEST. My 4 year old son has autism and is very, very picky -- he won't even eat chocolate chip cookies or cake. Whenever I want to bake him a treat, I turn to these cookies, which he inhale...

WAY too much molasses for my taste. The dough was extremely sticky, as others have noted. I probably added another whole CUP of flour as I was rolling out these cookies, just to be able to get ...

I LOVE molasses cookies, and these are the BEST(sorry grandma)! They are very soft and chewy, great with a cup of coffee.

The flavor of these cookies was good. I could not roll them out/cut them out even after refrigerating overnight as the dough was too soft to do so. I ended up making balls, rolling in sugar and ...

These are cutout cookies that are real soft and squishy-like, so they might not work so good with ginger boys and girls. They are not overly sweet, so maybe a light frosting would be a good add ...

Very nice molasses cookie, however not a Joe Frogger. Two Stars for effort. I knew it was "off the mark" when I saw the cut out cookies with a sugar frosting on top!!!! For the real poop on thes...

Not bad. I was hoping for something with a little more crispness, and a little less bite. I think a light layer of cream cheese frosting would really have helped.