Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Sweet 100 -- Joe Froggers

Well, we tried the Marblehead Joe Froggers recipe, not entirely successfully.

The cookies tasted good, but the dough was so soft that refrigerating it didn't work; we had to freeze it. That was moderately successful.

Then the cookies spread. They ended up almost twice as big as they were cut out. I think maybe it was the fault of the Spectrum palm oil shortening I used. I have had trouble making pie dough with it, too. The pie dough was too soft to work with.

Next time I am going to try the recipe on the Yankee Magazine website here. It uses butter.

Finally, since the recipe supposedly dates back to the early 1800s, wouldn't it have been made originally with lard?

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