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Old"!! COOKIES by bcrh MERRJMAN PARADE FOOD EDITOR I Next time you are pluming a summertime treat--serve "Joe Froggen"--big, delicious molasses cookies. They're nude from a recipe mat b over 100 yean old-the pride of one man, "Uncle Joe," as he was known to the people of Marhlehead, Mass. Since he lived on the edge of a frog pond, the cookies soon became known as "Joe Froggers." After Uncle Joe died, his daughter gave , the recipe to a fisherman's wife, and soon most of the women in town were making the cookies. Children bought mem for a penny apiece in a local bake shop and today they are served in the Publick House in the colonial village in Sturbridge, Mass. Serve them with a pitcher of cold milk or wtth a frosty cold fruit punch. JOE hoqqeits '/4 teaspoon allspice J /4 cup shortening 3 /4 cup sugar 1 cup light molasses 1 tablespoon rum extract Va cup water 4VÂ» cups sifted all- purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Yz teaspoon salt Wa teaspoons ginger 3 A teaspoon cloves 3 /4 teaspoon nutmeg Mix and sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and rum extract; beat well. Add, flour mixture and water alternately, beating until well blended after each addition. Wrap dough in foil; chill overnight. Roll dough one-half at a time, about '/4-inch thick. Cut with floured 4-inch round cookie cutter. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 375* for 8 to 9 minutes or until just done but not browned around edges. Cool on racks. Store in airtight can or jar. Makes 2 dozen cookies. 1 can (46 oz.) fruit-juicy red Hawaiian Punch, chilled 3 cups cold tea* 1 can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate In a large pitcher or small punch bowl combine all ingredients; stir. Pour into 9 or 10 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lemon slices. [*Pour 3 cups boiling water over 4 teabags; steep about 5 minutes; remove bags; cover tea; cool.] FROM PARADE'S TEST KITCHEN The First Bicentennial Bell v Paul Reverts Ride -1775- LIMITED EDITION * The first in a series of six porcelain bells to be issued in 1975 and 1976 to commemorate, in vivid color, the key 1775-1776 historic events in the birth of America. * Beautiful porcelain heirlooms of our nation's proud Bicentennial celebration. * This first Bicentennial Bell will be issued in a limited edition only for orders postmarked by July 31,1975. * Each bell will be hallmarked and registered by The Danbury Mint. * Priced at only $25.00. PAUL REVERB rpde 1775 to foil British plans for a surprise attack at Lexington and Concord. Since then, the clatter of his horse's hoofbeats has echoed through the centuries. His ride remains a stirring and fateful moment in the history of America --a reminder of the brave men who risked their lives and fortunes so that we might be free today. Now, as the world celebrates 200 years of American freedom, we re-dedicate ourselves to the American ideal by recalling the proud deeds of patriots such as Paul Revere. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of his ride, The Danbury Mint will issue its fust Bicentennial Bell This beautiful porcelain heirloom will be available only briefly in a limited edition which closes forever on July 31,1975. After that date, this first Bicentennial Bell wiU be available only from original owners willing to part with it, and only at their asking price, whatever that might be. Experience suggests that few of these bells will ever reach the open market. Most will be kept as prized reminders of our nation's .Bicentennial, and proudly passed on to future generations of Americans. Bell Shown Actual Size -3mK. r~ Mustbe The Danbury Mint 10 Glendinning Place Westport, Conn. 06880 Please enter my order for first Bicentennial Bell(s) commemorating Paul Revere's ride. My check or money order is enclosed at the rate of $23.00 (plus $1.23 postage and handling) per bell.* Please notify me as additional Bicentennial Bells are issued in the future, so that I may decide whether to purchase them. Name- Address. Gty_ ^State- Zip Â·Connecticut residents add $1.84 per bell to cover sales tax. Make check or money order payable to THE DANBUIY MINT. The Danbury Mint a division of MB1, Inc., crates and markets commemorative!. All s*cb commemorative! are produced forThe Danbury Mint by others. The Danbury Mint does not itself produce commemorative!, nor is it affiliated with the US. Mint or any other US. Government Agency.