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Pumpkin-Shaped Molasses Spice Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson

Our rolled-and-cut cookie is a pumpkin-shaped update on the Joe Frogger, a treat dating all the way back to a New England fishing village in the late 1700s. The robustness of rum, molasses, and warming spices gives each bite a comforting, homey flavor.

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Cook's Notes

A pumpkin cookie cutter is seasonally appropriate. You can freehand-slice a sliver along one side or "carve" a jack-o'-lantern face.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • Lucy Zouck
    11 NOV, 2014
    These cookies were terrible! The recipe was very time consuming and I followed it exactly. After we tasted the first batch I threw out the rest of the dough. It was a waste of time and ingredients.
  • MS10270700
    7 NOV, 2014
    This was the first martha stewart recipe that didn't work for me. These cookies were so bad they were inedible. And my boyfriend will eat anything! ! Terrible flavor and dry, dry, dry. So disappointing. And 3 hours from beginning to end. Ugh!
  • j_l_owens
    1 NOV, 2014
    I found this dough far, far too sticky to roll and cut, even with the chilling and extensive flouring recommended. After a frustrating hour or two trying to cut it out, I ended up rolling the dough into a log and treating it like a slice and bake cookie. The flavor and texture are very good, but this dough was too difficult to work with as written.

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