3 cups flour, sifted
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp powdered cloves
1/2 tsp powdered nutmeg
1/2 pound butter
1/2 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg together.
Cut butter into small pieces. Work butter into dry ingredients with pastry cutter or with fingers. When blended throughly, add honey and stir until completely blended.
Refrigerate dough for a minimum of 1 hour.
Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness on a floured board. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters of your choice. Bake for 12-15 minutes on a cookie sheet.
Let cool for one minute on cookie sheet, then cool completely on cookie racks.