Joe Froggers Cookies
|All purpose flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Ground ginger||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground allspice||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Molasses||1 Cup (16 tbs) (dark)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Stir together flour, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and 11/2 teaspoons salt.
Mix rum and 1/3 cup water.
Combine molasses and soda.
Cream sugar and butter; add half the dry ingredients and half the water mixture, then half the molasses mixture, blending well after each addition.
Chill dough for several hours or overnight.
On well-floured surface, roll dough 1/4 inch thick; cut with a 4-inch cutter or 1-pound coffee can.
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes.
Let stand a few minutes; then remove from cookie sheet.