HONEY GINGERBREAD COOKIES

YIELD: Makes 3 dozen

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups – honey

3/4 cup – butter or margarine, softened

1 – egg

5 cups – all-purpose flour

2 tsp. – baking powder

1 T – ground ginger

1 T – ground cinnamon

1 tsp. – ground cloves

DIRECTIONS

In large bowl, cream honey and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves; mix until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When dough is chilled, divide dough in half; return one half to refrigerator.

Dust work surface and dough with flour. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters; transfer to well-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

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