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Marblehead is still sweet on history-rich Joe Froggers

Joe Froggers are available at Ladycakes Bakery in Marblehead. The spicy molasses cookies were first served in the early 1800s in a Marblehead tavern owned by Joseph Brown, a freed slave. Joe Froggers are available at Ladycakes Bakery in Marblehead. The spicy molasses cookies were first served in the early 1800s in a Marblehead tavern owned by Joseph Brown, a freed slave. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Christopher Klein
Globe Correspondent / January 13, 2010

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MARBLEHEAD - Like a native son returning home, Joe Frogger will once again make the social rounds in homes here this winter. The giant molasses cookie was born in this North Shore community more than 200 years ago, and while some may think of Joe Froggers as relics from dusty Yankee cookbooks and Colonial timepieces, they are still cherished in ... (Full article: 586 words)

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