Honey Gingerbread Cookies

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1 1⁄2 hours 30 3-inch round cookies Print RecipeEmail Recipe


3cupall-purpose flour (sifted)
2teaspoonbaking soda
2teaspoonginger (ground)
1⁄2teaspooncloves (ground)
1⁄2poundbutter (or margarine, cut into dots)


Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg together into a mixing bowl.

Work the dots of butter into the dry ingredients with your fingertips. When thoroughly worked in, add honey and stir until blended.

Refrigerate for an hour, or longer if possible.

Roll the dough out about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board or between sheets of waxed paper.

Cut into shapes of gingerbread men or houses or Pooh shapes made from tracings of the Pooh drawings.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes on a cookie sheet in the preheated oven. Remove from oven and, after a minute, from cookie sheet with a spatula to cool on cake racks.

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