This Massachusetts spice cookie dates back 200 years and was originally made with seawater and rum.
Why This Recipe Works
Joe Froggers, which are incredibly moist, slightly salty cookies, are so good in bakeries that we decided to develop our own recipe for them. Dissolving salt into our recipe’s rum and water gave the cookie its distinctive salty flavor. Many Joe Froggers recipes we used as research called for lard, but we found that using butter made for a better cookie