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Crinkle Cookies

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Merriment (mer-ee-ment): Joyfulness and fun. It comes from the Old English words merry and ment meaning "the state of being merry."

Season's Greetings!

I'll keep this post short and sweet. Get it?

I'm in the midst of my holiday baking frenzy. How about you? As promised, I have another one of my family's favorite cookie recipe to share. Molasses Crinkle Cookies taste like the holiday season, and they may even remind you a little of gingerbread.

It turns out that these spicy, chewy cookies come with an interesting story.

True or not. . .that's for you to decide!

A New England favorite, these cookies were originally called Joe Froggers. The story claims that a fisherman named Uncle Joe lived by a large pond in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Uncle Joe was known for his delicious molasses cookies. The town people began calling the cookies Joe Froggers because they were dark and plump, just like the fat little frogs in the pond. Uncle Joe made the cookies for anyone who asked, but he would never give out his secret recipe. He jokingly claimed that the cookies stayed soft because of the seawater he put in the batter.

Eventually, Mammy Cressy, his daughter, shared the recipe. The rest is history!

Do you have any family recipes that go along with a fun story? I'm always interested in hearing how things come to be! You can find my version of the recipe below. Have fun and get baking!

Until next time. . .


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