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       Title: Marblehead Joe Frogger Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
       1 c  Shortening
       2 c  Sugar
       2 ts Baking soda
       2 c  Dark molasses
       1 c  Rum
       7 c  Flour
       1 tb Ginger
     1/2 ts Allspice
       1 ts Ground cloves
       1 tb Salt
       1 ts Nutmeg
  
   Recipe by: Roy Young XXRK71A
       Cream together shortening and sugar together until light. In anohter
   bowl, combine baking soda and moasses and add rum and blend together.(Joe
   does it in the blender). In another bowl, sift together flour with ginger,
   allspice,nutmeg,cloves and salt. To the creamed mixture alternately add rum
   mixture and flour mixture. stir well between additions. Chill overnight in
   refrigerator.
   
       Roll out on floured board 1/2 inch thick. cut out with large cutter or
   wide glass. Traditionally these cookies were are big as saucers and sailors
   from Mablehead, Massachusetts took them out to snack on as they fished in
   the old days. Joe doesn't make them that big but a good wide mouth glass
   gives a lovely size. They will also crack on tops as they cool which is
   also traditional. The large amount of salt seems odd but is correct. Bake
   at 375 F for 10-12 minutes. they are a big hit around Mablehead!!!The rum
   will just flavor them. they seem like a lot of work buy are WELL WORTH
   IT!!! Use a glass that is 3 inches wide if possible!!
  
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